Maid, Mother, Crone
Oil on Oak
According to the artist: "She gradually took shape, the triple goddess against the full moon. Maiden, Mother and Crone joining hands in the circle of life-death-life, Maiden and Crone holding a garland of Hawthorn, Rose & Elder over the head of the Mother. In the belly of the Mother are housed all four elements — earth, air, fire, water — and from this holy crucible spring vines which reach out through the painting and entwine the goddesses all three. At their feet in the leaf mould grow mushrooms of all incarnations — life from death. The whole scene is nestled within a red womblike window, as if the oak is revealing to us a secret of the true nature of things."