Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inside the domes

LizCat asked to see photos of what's inside the domes in the pieces I put up a couple of weeks ago, so here they are:

Inside Debutante's dome is a crocheted white dress, with pink & red ribbon, a pink shoe charm, a madonna charm and a glass rose charm sewn to the bottom - indicating the simultaneous innocence of the deb with her flowering as a woman. There is also at the top a silver skull charm, which indicates the dangers that lie ahead and that buying into that whole beauty image thing is to kill off the power of womanhood.

The inside of the La Selva Subterranea dome is my interpretation of the Underworld pear tree from the story in Women Who Run With the Wolves. The handless maiden is able to cross the moat surrounding the tree with the aid of a friendly spirit, and eat the pears which sustain her until she meets the Prince. In my piece, you have to bend down and peer through one of the four windows in order to see the island and tree.

Nearly finished the other piece I was talking about - hopefully some photos soon.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much Ann. I love the detail in La Selva Subterranea - and oh, so lush and fertile!