Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pregnant with Possibilities


I was pleasantly surprised to have this semi-abstract relief sculpture returned to me this week. She has been gone for a few years. She had gotten lost in the shuffle of everyday life. To be honest, I had forgotten about her.

I made her quickly in an hour long workshop. Made from self-hardening clay, and then painted, I call this tiny piece that can fit in the palm of your hand, “Pregnant with Possibilities.”



Her most prominent features are the three yellow orbs, supported by folded, drapery-like structures accompanied by small wings. The main emphasis is the central orb, which is the belly.

The belly, symbolic of the universe, is in a state of constant flux. It holds magick, mystery, power and potential. Prominent, the belly is fully present and of the now.

At the top you find the head. Between the legs there is another orb, crowning and about to be released into the world, with all the magick it holds.


This relief sculpture of my inner-self, is about the power held inside. It is closely connected to my relationship to the Goddess, thus she is painted with glistening paints, to suggest the glow that comes from realizing the deeply spiritual state possible through a meaningful connection to the divine.

20 comments:

  1. I love that! Abstract art is my favorite. The colors are great and so is the meaning behind it. :)

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    1. I love abstraction too. Thanks Chrys!!

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  2. Love the symbolism of your sculpture. It's fascinating to look upon and study. Makes me want to go get some clay and play around. Great to meet you. Untethered Realms / MPax

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    1. Glad to meet you as well. You captured the essence very well; it was a piece all about tapping the inner child and being playful. Thanks!

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  3. This is so lovely Stephanie thank you. Thank heavens it was returned - where did she go? Funnily enough I also wrote today about being pregnant with possibilities ...

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    1. Thanks Susan Yes, I love the phrase 'pregnant with possibilities' and probably use it too much but then again it says so much and lends so much hope. I loved your post and will stop in to leave a comment.

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  4. I love the symbolism of this piece. I'm in admiration of people who can create things like this, I have no artistic talent.

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. Annalisa, well you have lovely poetic talent to be sure! Thanks for stopping in and for your kind comment.

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  5. Wow. Ok. It reminds me of peas in a pod. I guess the same relation. I love it and love your creative art mind here.

    As I See It Daily

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    1. Thank Katy. There's nothing sweeter than a fresh, ripe pea from a pod. I love the connection you made.

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  6. It must have been wonderful to rediscover something you had forgotten but held such deep meaning for you. We should all have that inner power

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    2. I couldn't agree more Birgit. It was very exciting to be reunited with this piece. That's why I wanted to share.

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  7. A beautiful, divine post about the purpose of life:)

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    1. Thanks so much Vishal. I really appreciate your sentiments.

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  8. I'm so glad your sculpture was returned to you, and glad that you shared its story with us. It's a beautiful piece--I love the orbs bursting forth, bringing their magic and mystery into the world--so much life in this sculpture.

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  9. Hi Stephanie .. Pregnant Possibilities - what a great timing for the return of your sculpture .. and I love the thought it evokes .. cheers Hilary

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