Visual Art

New Work: Gates of Inanna, December 2021

In this photopoetic narrative I will be tracking the seven gates of Inanna as she descends, sheds her literal skin, is remade and travels back through the seven gates and beyond. This is a daily offering leading to the darkest day of the year, and then a rising from that darkest day back into the light of Joy and Resilience.

Two years ago, I created a workshop for women called “Inanna’s Descent”. It was made to be six weekends where after studying the goddesses who traverse the underworld and return transformed— Psyche, Persephone, Inanna— that we would create our own myth we are living as an art work to be shared. The first three weekends went beautifully, the fourth scheduled for March of 2020. Then pandemic struck, all bets were off, the workshop stopped, and Inanna was left with the rest of us for the last 2 years in the underworld. 

It’s time she returns. It’s time we all return. 

So this piece is about those portals of undoing, those portals that lead us to our own underworld, and it will track what are those nurturing portals of return. 

I’ll also be posting this to my website, Facebook and Instagram, and will follow where it leads me beyond the seven gates and into the new year. Into the light of my new life. Thank you for taking this journey with me. 

Art Show “Looking into the Horizon of our Far Older Future
Lopez Grind Coffeeshop, Lopez Island, WA, USA, October 8, 2020

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