The Autumn Queen represents my favorite time of year - the leaves are turning vibrant colors and falling to the forest floor, the harvest is reaped and stored for winter's long cold night, mighty oaks drop their acorns to sustain the creatures of the woods, the air is clean and crisp and cool, the sun is bright.
This piece celebrates all of those things, incorporating a sheaf of wheat, fall leaves and acorns into a twining knotwork pattern. The female figure represents the many goddesses associated with Fall and the harvest; Demeter (Greek), Ahrenkonigin (Austrian), Anieros and Pomona (Roman), Anapurna (Hindu), Mama Alpa (Peruvian), Sif (Scandinavian), Tatsuta Hime (Japanese), Zisa (German).
All of these deities celebrate the...
Cristina McAllister is a self-taught artist and writer who lives near Los Angeles with her wonderful husband and goofy Cat. Her quest to infuse her work with meaning led her to explore the fascinating world of symbolic imagery. Her art combines decorative design, sacred art and symbols from diverse cultures around the globe into harmonious designs intended to inspire mindfulness, reverence and celebration.
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