Red Labrys #1 – Original Artwork
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Red Labrys #1 – Original Artwork – 2018
Framed Engraved Pebble
In ancient Crete, the sacred double axe, the Labrys is not a weapon. It always accompanies female goddesses. the Labrys is also found in Thracian culture, and Ancient Greece, it is sometimes associated with the amazons. The Labrys is a symbol of pre-patriarchal matriarchal Goddess-worshipping culture. In modern times, the second-wave Lesbian feminist movement has reclaimed the Labrys as a symbol of strength and self-sufficiency, sometimes separatism. The Labrys now features on the lesbian flag. This usually indicates a rejection of LGBTQ pro-trans doctrine and a strong feminist women -identified political stance.
This original artwork, inspired by millennia of matriarchal spiritual traditions inspired by the power of the Moon, Goddess cultures, prehistoric art, cave art and engraved standing stones, is part of The Goddess Way: an ongoing and ever-expending project which consists of building small portable Goddess votives and talismans.
Stepping away from patriarchal religions and practises, this piece is about reconnecting with women-centred spirituality, matriarchal ancient societies, and female-centric rituals.
This piece is crafted with love in honour of the Land and its connection with the life-force traditionally called “Mother nature”. All Goddesses of this series are created using natural and human-made material found in the local area, in celebration of West Wales’ natural beauty.
More on The Goddess Way and my spiritual feminist art practice can be found here.
I started The Goddess Way in 2016 when I first moved to Wales.
Coming from the big city, the spiritual practice and yearning to re-connect with Nature, the daily physical need to walk the Land, the never-ending pleasures of treasure-searching have been a healing process for me.
The Land has always held magical properties: the power of its calmness, the reconnection with oneself and the Earth, the meditative practice of walking, pendulum motions. As such the creative process begins with the walk, the way our prehistoric foremothers had to walk the Land daily, for hunting, gathering and as their sole mode of transport. Walking reconnects us to this tradition.
The stones found are either engraved or painted or both. As an art form, this process is a spiritual one. A way for me to practice my connection to the divine, a way to pray to the Goddess and invoke the universe’s powers. Herstorically, engraved stones hold ancestral shamanic properties.
This stone is intended as both a magical, spiritual and artistic piece.
18.5 / 23.5cm
Stamped, Signed and dated on the back.
The Feminist Moon will arrive wrapped in a luxury kraft box.
All original artwork will be shipped with Tracked and Signed delivery method.