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Terra Mater

H: 23"  Approx cir. : 35"  Mid fire clay  under glaze  glaze  gold leaf


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Terra Mater is the Earth goddess of birth and fertility.

Symbolism: Terra Mater signifies the creative process. The birth of idea and vision. Every piece of art is a pregnancy and birth. A child for all humanity to see, critique and bare responsibility for its survival. The tree like vessel with its branches and feminine genitalia simply symbolizes mother earth. The pruning of the branches symbolizes society trying to manipulate art and each other. The gold leaves showing continual growth and evolution. The Peonies represent me, creative energy and my four children. The Vines represent the restraints and I have felt in my life with motherhood and other obligations. This piece encompasses the parallels between creating art and raising children.