Lady of the North

Basswood, Steambent Ash Wood, Acrylic, Wire, Stain, Charring

Lady of the North is an expansion of my use of bent wood. The bent wood on this piece is made of 5 layers of ash wood. The main form is inline with my iconography seen in this current series of work. The spirited being represented here is connected not only to their humanistic Earthly self by the grounding of spirit, but also to the spiritual and transcendental knowledge that is from above and beyond self. In the center, one may see a face looking out, which is the space that helps the being find balance using love to see others and the world around it.
-Drew Michael