Tuesday, July 17, 2007

mother eve

A happy depiction of Mother Eve — the way I picture her, light, happy and beautiful. None of the sinfulness that hovers in most religious images of her. Mormons are progressive when it comes to Eve, decidedly different than the rest of Christianity. To me, Eve was not a sinner. She and Adam were given a choice: stay in Eden happy and childless forever, or become mortal, have posterity and lead all humanity into a life where we can gain a mortal experience. I like Eve here in this portrait, whose artist I don't know. I like the 4 different cats, the playfulness and variety they add to the scene (are they the 4 directions? the 4 elements?) I like the rift behind Eve, symbolic of the choice she had at hand. Two cats here, two there — both sides seemed equally good to her for a while. And I love so much that she holds, and covers herself with, a lilly: a symbol of purity, the same flower that Gabriel would later give to Mary. My beautiful and happy Mother Eve.


Blogger wild murdocks said...

I love all of the feminine curvy lines throughout the piece. I also admire Eve, she was so courageous and bold.

July 17, 2007 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger mimi said...

Isn't it funny how the ground behind her looks like a curtain? She didn't know exactly what it would be like. It was veiled. So much symbolism here... And yes, the curvyness, yet she is girlier than any other Eve I've seen.

July 17, 2007 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Expavesco said...

if she hadn't eaten the fruit, she would have been a cat lady... forever.

July 18, 2007 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger ingrid m. said...

Agreed for the feminity. Could it be explained by the fact this is a modern rendition of Eve? ... and it would also explain the kitties ;)

July 20, 2007 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger k8 said...

I love Eve. And mimi, i love your blog. you are such an amazing woman...

August 6, 2007 at 6:44 PM  

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