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Oracle: Twisted


The Oracle series explores the female form as vessel, meaning container or conduit. The female form most often appears as a silent, static thing to be observed and judged. These figures have a means of speaking back. The figure-as-face concept is one that recurs periodically in various art forms, beginning from our earliest prehistory in Ice Age art. In the Oracle series, the open mouth centers in the hara - the root chakra, the pelvis, the seat of power in many schools of thought. This voice is the most powerful imaginable, opened into the world. To me, they are solemn, wise, earthy and vocal, speaking to us from the deepest places in the body and the earth.

"I count the grains of sand on the beach and measure the sea;
I understand the speech of the dumb and hear the voiceless."

- the pythia (the oracle at delphi