Summerland (mixed media, 1996)
Summerland is the land of the faeries and the dead, and this is my interpretation of the gateway into this realm of the White Goddess who carries the souls of the recent dead in Her great winged arms in a mantle of light. I “saw” Her, as in a near death experience, when with my dead son in the hospital in Bayonne. I saw in my mind’s eye how he travelled on great radiant white wings into a great and loving presence. This experience changed my life. Here in Summerland stands an ancient shamanka/Faery based on a small sculpture of a pre-Aztec Mexican shaman woman playing her drum.