(Mixed media: Ink, Oil Pastel, and Colored Pencil. Original is 8″x10″.)
At dawn on Winter Solstice, the Mother of Night gives birth to the Child of Wonder, the reborn sun.
The Madonna & Child is a familar sight, seen in countless images across centuries and cultures. In Europe and in the Americas, we find Dark Madonnas in cathedrals, cafés, and homes. The Black Madonnas are mysterious; they seem to embody the fertility of the earth, and the luminous darkness that is the tomb and the womb, the place of healing, rest, and renewal.
This image is inspired in part by Nuestra Señora, La Virgen de Guadalupe, and the older Earth Goddess behind her, Tonantzin. As for the Divine Child being a Daughter rather than a Son . . . why not?
Here are a couple of close-up glimpses of the painting:
Archival Print, signed by the artist
Price includes shipping. Print is hand-signed by the artist. The prints are created in the artist’s studio, printed on fine art, archival textured papers. The manufacturer of the printer, papers and ink promise a longevity of 200+ years, “worthy of museum display.” (Fine art prints, as well as original art, should never be hung in full sunlight.) You will also receive a Certificate of Authenticity. Protective Packaging includes a backing board, with the print enclosed in a clear envelope.
The larger print fits into a 16×20-inch mat (outside dimensions). The smaller print fits into a 11×14-inch mat (outside dimensions).