YELLOW WOMAN REPRESENTS THE ENERGY OF CHANGE AND RENEWAL. SHED YOUR HUSK, LET THE BEST OF YOU EMERGE FROM YOUR COCOON!
Yellow Woman, also called Yellow Haired Woman or Corn Woman is a female principle that was revered among many Native American people not quite as a goddess, but as an energy-form, a female principle that takes the shape of a corncob infused with life.
Quietly hidden, she remains masked in her dry husk until she emerges transformed, filled with nourishing, life-sustaining substance. Like a butterfly that emerges radiantly beautiful from her cocoon, Yellow Woman glows in the light after her dark period of concealment, labour and transformation.
She represents change, transition, revelation, renewal, regeneration, birth and rebirth. Her sustaining energy assists mankind over times of transition and passage from one state to the next.
Yellow Woman is the soul that infuses the body with life and she also represents the soul that sheds the body to return to the light. The “Sacred Spiral”, a motif often found on Anasazi pottery for instance, is linked to this idea because the spiral both comes from and returns to its source and is thus a continuum whose ends are opposite and yet the same. It embodies change as it contracts or expands, winds and unwinds.
The Sacred Spiral is painted on the mask worn by the mask of Yellow Woman: life’s energy is concealed under layers of reality, enveloped like the leaves of a cornhusk.
© Francesca Profili 2015
Print on canvas: 13.6 x 29.8 inches (34.6 x 75.9 cm)
Price: $173 USD stretched (on 1.5" stretchers) or $132 USD rolled.
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