Spirited Icons are small women figures that represent mystical messengers or idols. They are my representations of icons of women who are celebrating healing and life.
In making these assemblages they seemed to take on a life of their own and dictated how they wanted to be formed. I tried to stop working on them and wanted to get back to my usual photography / printmaking work but they just keep calling me. I kept gravitating to the studio and would continued working until I finished one and then had idea for another.
Having had several severe medical challenges and always claiming my wellness and not my illness these figures helped me creatively express my gratitude for being allowed to stay longer on the planet.
Like many icons they have taken on some of their own magic and power. If you look carefully you might be able to experience their alchemy.