V.O.L.T. (Vision of Lasting Thought) collaboration
Spiral Dance - 2018
Ceramic, oxides, gold leaf and willow
Inspired by the Paleolithic figures of the Venus of Hohle Fels and the Venus of Willendorf, I created large Mother Earth Vessels, celebrating the dance of life, a celebration of the divine feminine. These were housed in a large spiral structure with the largest at the entrance and the smallest caged in the centre.
This work had many layers and facets to it including the 'spiral of life'. The spiral is a historic Celtic symbol reflecting the nature of life - we are born in the centre, we grow outwards into life and then, as we get older, we withdraw back to the centre once more.
Mama Gaia, pregnant with all of life, forever abundant and giving, untethered and wild, unashamed. However the rich dark soil (inner spiral) is diminishing as her resources are stripped from her. The vessels are empty as we continue our path of destruction on the earth.