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Madonna's iPhone
oil on panel
48" x 36"

Madonna & Child

Mary is celebrated around the world as the Divine Feminine. She is honored as a patient mother, protector of humanity but more specifically, she protects women and children. Mary was a super-woman, defined by her optimism, resilience, fearlessness,and curious nature. She was strong and clever. She survived what would kill most of us.

The title “Virgin” puts her in good company with other “Love Goddesses.” The term “Virgin” indicated an independent, autonomous woman who was not required to answer to a man. Long before Mary, Isis or Demeter, Madonna & Child icons were placed in sacred shrines, caves, and altars. This relationship between mother and child is beyond the confines of specific secular orientations.