The scope of works from the “Goddess Lost” series covers more than 10 years. The early images grew from a fascination with light and shadow on the faces of models in magazine advertisements. Some of the high fashion publications can feature very provocative and creative portfolios and the artist has always found these most inspiring. She believes the more recent works in the series with collage represent an evolution of her creative energy and expression.

Throughout the series, the underlying intended message is directed at media-driven self-image, constricting social demands and structures that devalue the feminine, and the sometimes forgotten ancient power of woman. The irony in these works is that while women still fight for equal rights worldwide, the power of woman is acknowledged by capitalism and consumerism (a world religion of its own accord). The image of woman has always been used to sell everything under the sun, based on subliminal message of power.

Earlier works may indicate a cold stony facade, a feeling of distance; later works portray a ravaged yet defiant strength. The artist tries to convey her view of how the patriarchal world constantly works to control women through fear and defining limitation; to tear at us with acts that devalue our gender and demoralize the feminine with moral, religious and social laws. Not limited to these, the artist also admits a deep, underlying questioning of the role of sexuality in
her own social and religious structures, as it remains an unanswerable question, a koan, for her own life.

The one consistent feature in her work is the eye, which the artist believes is truly the window to the soul. Throughout the series, the woman’s eye remains unclouded by doubt or fear, shining through shadow or light to reveal the wholeness of the goddess within. While we may close our eyes to the truth of our own inner strength and infinite potential, these qualities remain intact within ourselves, waiting to be remembered and realized.