The spirit of the valley never dies
It is called the Mysterious Feminine
Where valley forks in the gateway
To all the mysteries of the woman
That place where the valley forks
Is called the root of heaven and earth
We can only dimly see this place.
The root of mystery, the spirit of the valley
Yet, we can never exhaust it’s strength
—Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching Excerpt from The Goddess Companion: Daily Meditations on the Feminine Spirit by Patricia Monaghan
Eternal Feminine is an expanding body of work containing a variety of photographic prints. All but two images are hand-painted encaustic photographs. Each image is mounted to 16x20" and are printed on Hahnemühle photo-rag paper.