Winter has settled over the Earth, Air and Water. It is our inner Fire that holds steady in the night... bringing about the Dawn-ever closer to our true selves.
During this period, spoken affirmations are practiced to manifest and secure our power to survive and thrive.
To be able to genuinely “go within” and see the possibilities within oneself, clearly. In order to manifest inner truths as absolute truths, we must look inwardly at ourselves without reserve. Finding the spark of God within us that burns with the glory of Herself.
2001 30x40 watercolor, oil pastel, charcoal
Framed in dark wood with gold leaf/plexiglass
In the original Minoan form, Ariadne means “very holy”. She was worshiped by women only,
a goddess of germination, particularly vegetation. She was also the goddess of the underworld (similar to Persephone).
Her worshipers kept her name alive even though the Greeks
transformed Her in to a heroine of 2 connected tales. In the first tale, Ariadne helped Theseus
escape from the Minoan labyrinth by giving him a spool of thread in order for him to find his way
out. Theseus abandoned Her upon arrival to the island of Naxos (Dia). Dionysis soon discovered
our Goddess/heroine and they were united. She became a leader of the Maenads (the wine god’s
ecstatic worshipers). Ariadne helps us to live life to its fullest; no matter what the Fates have in store for us.
1996 14x20 watercolor
Framed in warm caramel wood, engraved with grape vines. Plexiglass.
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Mythologically, the Goddess of nature and abundance. She is the spiritual power that gives life to the land and its inhabitants.
Goddess of the green earth—She is sensual, passionate, the embodiment of motherhood and nourishment.
1994 18x24 oil pastel
Framed in teal green with brushed gold/plexiglass
The Four Seasons
Young sprouts rise from the earth and rejoice in the warmth of the sun. Child explores the newness of the world. Glyph represents the arrival of new growth.
Flourishing from the light of the sun, Maiden and earth are relaxed in content amusement. Glyph represents full-blown plants receiving the suns light and the cup that summer harvest fills with wine running over at the rim.
Autumn Mother awaits as her seed has returned to the earth for a period of dark sleep before the resurrection of life. Glyph represents the cup turned upside down or reversed. The wine has run out and the savior ( seed/Persephone )returns to the earth.
Winter Wisdom bared and awaiting a new season of sun and youth ( reincarnation). The glyph represents dormant seeds underground awaiting the warmth of Spring.
1999 each panel is 22x52, watercolor, oil pastel
Framed in "barn wood"/plexiglass
Three of Cups
A representation of emotional bonding through trust and friendship. "Rejoice in your growth, victories, and experiences. The healing of being happy together. Now is an appropriate opportunity for you to create a way of sharing your joy and abundance." The women look upon us with timidity and caution for we have not experienced the trials of kinship.
Watercolor, india ink 22x30 framed
Torre del Mangia
Noble scheme made meditative
By night, your cool, cathartic glow
Sends me up through dizzying curls
Of claret stone.
Funneled heights turn dusty panoramas
And open vaults of antique sky
With the starkness of cypresses
Strung along hills
And the cacophonic brew
Of so many church bells.
Descending from that crowned, incorruptible
Peak, within the towers muted
Measures of the dark are forced
Back beneath my feet,
Resounding marble halls
Or knocking beads in silent prayer.
Madeline Virbasius Walsh c. 1993
Forever in cyclical understanding and holistic union. Yogic posture signifies the hardships of any union with the satisfaction of realizing bliss when all is magically surrendered to.
Unity with Oneself are the key meditations of this piece.