I have an attraction to pear and egg shapes, probably because I'm that shape myself. This is an idea that's been brewing for quite a while now, a series of egg-shaped goddesses.
This Lady of the Roses is my prototype and I'm really pleased with how she turned out. She's made of polymer clay with a patina of venetian gold and stands about 5 inches tall.
She was inspired by a little egg-shaped ivory goddess figure I bought years ago for my traveling altar, and also by La Virgen de Guadalupe, who is often depicted as surrounded by roses as well as a halo of light. I tutored a woman from Mexico several years ago and she shared with me the story of La Virgen and invited me to the festival celebrations in her honor on December 12th. It was a beautiful experience, full of spectacular dancing, mirth and reverence and community, and is a very special memory for me.
I've sketched out ideas for several more egg-shaped goddesses. I wonder if they will be appealing to others?
15 hours ago