“Diosas”, Mix Media on Canvas.
A piece about the force of womanhood. Every culture I know, had or has her powerful diosas. One that is very special to me, from my dear Borikén, is Atabey, the supreme goddess of the Tainos. She is the female entity who represents the Earth Spirit and the Spirit of all horizontal water, lakes, streams, the sea, and the marine tides.
In South America, the natives adored their Pachamama, known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains. Believe me, I felt her force when I visited Ecuador.
When I traveled to Turkey, I discovered Cybele, (KYBELE) the ancient Phrygian Mother of the Gods, a primal nature goddess worshipped with orgiastic rites in the mountains of central and western Anatolia.
What they all have in common? The force of Womanhood.