All My Love, Hel (Ice & Fire)
30 inches high x 50 inches wide, acrylic on wood-panels. $7,500.00

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The text on the painting reads as follows: "Creation begins and ends in the dark -- where seed meets soil,
sperm meets egg, and star-stuff swirls in the vacuum of space. Light is the spark of chaos that kicks it all over into becoming color, music, heat and hope. Too much light is the lake of fire, Hiroshima, Nagasaki,
and Here Comes The Sun Little Darling. How easy to slide into oblivion when darkness sings the siren-song
of safe, quiet, peace. Yet the empty place will eat you away from the inside, worms must have their life too!
Please stay awhile and fight for having a life worth living first. All my love, Hel"

Nuit: Queen of Heaven: 36 inches high x 60 inches wide, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $3,000.00
Triptych of the Muse: 
the Beautiful, Terrible, Fire in the Head
3 panels: 48” high x 36” wide each, acrylic on canvas. $12,000.00

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This left-hand panel of the triptych represents our subconscious, feminine, dark, organic, symbolic, mysterious nature as we express ourselves through the arts
“The Muse” is an ancient Greek Goddess, (or sometimes confusingly, a group of 3, 9 or 12 Goddesses)
dating back at least since 800 BCE, credited as patroness(es) of various arts: poetry, history, comedy, tragedy, singing, dance, and most especially, of music. Basically, she has been the patron of artists, actors and musicians down through the ages ever since. So many writers and poets from Shakespeare, to Byron to Neil Gaiman have invoked the Muse down through the centuries. And it occurred to me that if the Muse had a halo (like the Virgin Mary in a traditional icon of Eastern Orthodoxy), then hers would be comprised of words and poems.
As I tried to pull together symbols and images for this portrait, I kept returning to a few key ideas: how the arts communicate NOT through the usual pagan elements of earth, air, fire and water- but our human senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Therefore the Muse is at her heart a very SENSUAL Goddess, and furthermore— the most EMOTIONAL of Gods. For what is art worth if it does not stir the emotions? And it is the Muse who stirs and sends these passions to the artist to get the process started.I mixed this with a listing of some modern, 21st century art forms. And then I gave her some art tools: paint-brushes, pens, pencils, some film, a sculpting tool for clay, and a USB cable to hold aloft - much like the statue of liberty holds aloft the torch of freedom.
This right-hand panel of the triptych represents our rational, masculine, solar, technological, rational natures
that humans struggle to control and express through the arts.

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Yemayá, Our Lady of the Oceans, Mother of All Life:
40 inches high x 30 inches wide, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. $5,000.00

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Yemayá is the mother of all living things as well as the owner of the oceans and seas. She is often depicted
as a mermaid, and is associated with the moon, water, and feminine mysteries. She is the protector of women.
She governs everything pertaining to women; childbirth, conception, parenting, child safety, love, and healing. She oversees deep secrets, ancient wisdom, the moon, sea shells, and the collective unconscious. According
to myth, when her waters broke, it caused a great flood creating rivers and streams and life came pouring forth from her womb.

Portrait of Gerda, Frost Giantess:
30 inches wide x 40 inches high; acrylic on canvas.
Shown with permission of owner, private collection. NFS

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In Norse mythology, Freyr was the Horned Lord of peace and plenty, king of the Elves, and phallic god of fertility. Each year, he brought the rain and the sunshine to bless the land and make green things grow. That is, he did until the day he spied Gerðr, daughter of the frost-giant Gymir.
On that day, Freyr was consumed by a passion so strong that he shut himself away to pine away in love-sickness for the beautiful giantess with hair as “dark as a furrow of newly-plowed earth and arms so white they flashed bright as the sun”. While he brooded over the impossibility of loving a Jötun-maiden; the rains turned to snow, the skies went gray, the earth grew barren, and winter covered the land.
Alarmed by this turn of events, Freyr’s faithful servant, Skírnir was anxious to do anything to bring his master out of his funk. He traveled to the frozen wastes of  Jötunheim to woo Gerðr in Freyr’s name. When Skírnir finds her he starts by offering great treasures if she will marry Freyr. She refuses for she had no need of treasure. Skírnir next threatens violence upon her and her family. The giantess is not impressed.
Finally, Skírnir pours out a magical bottle of liquid that shows Gerðr a reflection of Freyr’s face. Upon seeing the visage of Freyr’s radiant-golden splendor, her frozen heart is melted. Gerðr’s steadfast feelings of duty to the chores in her father’s compound are replaced by her first pangs of love—
and thus she willingly agrees to become Freyr’s wife.
It took 9 days and 9 nights for Gerðr to prepare and make her journey to Barri (possibly “barley field”),
the land where she and Freyr were joined in marriage. And Spring came to her wedding.

Nuit: Queen of Heaven: 36 inches high x 60 inches wide, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
Shown with permission of owner, private collection. NFS

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Nuit (or Nut) is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon. She was the goddess of the sky and all heavenly bodies and a symbol of protecting the dead when they enter the afterlife. This painting is based upon a dream where I saw her-- filled with stars, sweeping across the sky, pushing aside the day and leaving a blanket of night in her wake as she drew darkness across the land.
On her head is crown of Innana/Ishtar, the ancient Sumerian/Assyrian goddess known (among other titles) as the "Queen of Heaven", and her halo is the 12 constellations of the Zodiac.

Bear Mother: 43 x 43 x 7.5 inches, acrylic on canvas and wood,
frame construction by Christopher Odegard, $5,000.00

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Remember back five-thousand, maybe twelve-thousand years ago, far to the east; where the deep forest meets the tall mountains. Our people have lived peacefully here longer than our Grandmothers’ Grandmothers can tell. But recently, aggressive strangers have pushed into the edges of our world. We are afraid.
The wise woman has left to speak with the ancestors. She has been gone for days. As is proper, we wait for her in fasting and prayer. We dance, we sing, we sweat, we bathe, we prepare the ritual feast. Then, at the appointed hour — we travel to the cave — the sacred place where Bear-Spirit first led our people to the womb of the Great Mother.
With reverence, we enter with chanting. We enter with bear-fat lanterns in hand. We enter with bundles of food, drink, and precious offerings. Deeper and deeper into the long, winding tunnel we go; until at last we come before her — our priestess. She is sitting upon the high seat of honor, nestled among the bones of our beloved dead.
She has many important things to say.

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