Tied to the Moon: Mother

A friend once said to me, a few months before the birth of her first child, "This pregnancy has given me a severe case of the 'I don't give a shits'." I laughed, and could only imagine how freeing the surrender was for her. 

The "Tied to the Moon" triptych tells a story of the Moon’s connection to us and the Earth, as translated through ancient Celtic spirituality. While the puppet-like quality of the subjects reflects the Moon’s influence, the poses illustrate shifting perspectives via three Celtic archetypes: Maiden, Mother, and Crone. Together, they represent the complete life cycle.

This image was part of digital display at the Louvre in July 2015, celebrating artists from around the world. It is also published in the Fifth Annual Exposure Award's "Dreamers Collection" art book.