The Triple Goddess Emerges
The original Triple Goddess emerged while I was living in Luxembourg in 1993 and I found myself without a potter's wheel. On daily walks to work through beautiful gardens scattered throughout the city, I collected and drew seedpods and other natural forms. Then I began making sculpture from the drawings. One day, thighs and breasts emerged and I had a human figure standing in front of me. The spirals that I had long used in pottery fit perfectly for a head. When people saw the pieces, they told me all about the history and meaning of the Triple Goddess, through time, across culture. I had not intended to call her out, but she came. Her ancient form and benevolent, joyous spirit have influenced much of my work since then.
These pieces are made from a raku clay body bisque fired to 1860 degrees. After bisque firing, they are glazed and/or smoke fired. They are 18-36 inches in height. Triple Goddess the First, 1995. 26" tall. Collection of the artist.
ESP, 2009. 30" tall.
Skirted Goddess, 9/2008. 19" tall. Collection Of Mary Carol Koester.
L'Elephant 2008. 29" tall.
Goddess #5, 2008. Smoke fired ceramics. 35" tall. Collection of Diane Labelle.
Studies and sketches related to Goddess Sculpture
Pencil drawing, 1993
Ink drawing, 1993
Original seed pod sculpture, 1994. 28" tall
Triple Goddess, 1995. Collection of the Reading Public Museum.
Triple Goddess 1996. Collection of The Pennsylvania State University.