You Are Not Alone
ancient times to today’s post modern world, women
have been portrayed as complex and contradictory creatures
– sometimes a sealed secret – a labyrinth
once a symbol of goodness worthy of praise, she has also
been demonized and condemned for craftiness.The dual view
of womanhood has inspired a wealth of art throughout history
- a story interwoven in the mythology of all cultures.
The ancient myths and narratives feature the goddesses
as symbols of life, love and bounty but also of playful
and dire trickery. Inanna, the goddess of love was also
a trickster who took control of the divine. And Anahita
the water goddess brought fertility to the spring of the
year – the mother of re-creation.
The innate and mysterious complexity of women is an ever
present set of images across cultures.Together with wisdom
and knowledge these images create a brilliant and multilayered
if sometimes contradictory legacy. Unravelling the
secret of this timeless tradition is only possible by
approaching the art with an open t heart and mind.
Momeni / Fall 2007