|Demeter Goddess of Nature|
The theme of my collage was to explore "Nature" and to incorporate at least one image transfer. I looked through my collection of photocopies and kept coming back to a palmistry hand...palm open with descriptions marked for guidance.
But what would be a good match to a hand? I thought about the changing of the Seasons. I thought about how so many cultures celebrate the seasons through the eyes of a Mother Nature Goddess. And that is when I remembered the Greek Goddess Demeter.
I started with the hand. The photocopy was transferred to a canvas board. I added Distress Inks to the background using masks and a variety of wax resists. Through the use of stencils...both "home made" and Punchinella...I completed the background with metallic acrylic paint.
With the background finished, I added the image of Demeter. As she is associated with the fertile earth, I surrounded her with flowers and butterflies.
I very much enjoyed the project...and finished it during the Full Moon.
Goddess, Muse, Spirit...each brings a gift of change and delight for every Season.