The Goddess of Brassempouy
This is one of my favorite images in ancient art, a tiny fragment of ivory only 1 1/2 inches tall. She may be diminutive, but she communicates more grace and pride-of-being than many a life-sized heroic statue.
She keeps coming back to haunt me, and over the years, I’ve used her in a number of projects. In the silk painting on the left, I used her as a beneficient goddess overlooking a peaceful landscape. The landscape is populated with figures from rock drawings and petroglyphs. I do love those ancient drawings — they seem to capture the spirits of beings so well.
I recently used my goddess again in a book cover I made for a good friend. It turned out to be too small for her book of poetry, so I guess I should list this one in one of my shops. It will fit an 8.5 x 11 tablet.
The Goddess of Brassempouy is also on my Etsy shop banner and lately is my avatar, as well. Not to put too fine a point on it or anything, but I am the goddess after all.
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