This piece “Isis” (photograph of original artwork) was part a triptych of goddesses (Isis, Morrígan & Juno) for my MA final exhibition. My work focuses on goddesses in cultures around the world who are interconnected with birds through history and myth. Each goddess, within their own narrative/religion, is also part of a triad which is why having three represented in my work is very important. I have tried to emulate the powerful nature of each female deity by creating compelling and strong pieces. The work attempts not only act as a contemporary shrine but also to embody the spirit of what that deity represents – powerful, protective & imposing. The Egyptian goddess Isis was the goddess of magic and nature as well as being worshipped as the perfect mother and wife. Isis was portrayed with wings and with birds such as the falcon and owl in ancient Egyptian art. “Isis” means throne.
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