"She Who was Carved by Ancient Hands" Print

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She Who was Carved by Ancient Hands

I once climbed a mountain in Sud Italia to find an archaeological site left by the Inotrians, a very ancient Italic tribe, and my early ancestors. When the Greeks arrived on the Italic continent, they described the Inotrians as a mythical people. The Inotrians evolved over the centuries into the Lucana tribe, who called themselves the People of the Sacred Wood, the People of the White Light.  At the top of the mountain I found a large rock carved with this ancient grandmother as a tree…face and bark, etched clear as a bell and deeply resonant. I fell to my knees before her. When I think of my most nurturing grandmother, I immediately think of her, She Who was Carved by Ancestral  Hands,  an original mother who gave birth to my ancient tribe, and to our people, culture and traditions.

Madonna Nera
Madonna, Madonna Nera
Que bello e sei tu figlio
O lascia, Madonna Nera
Chio viva vicina te.

Originally created with acrylic & Terra di Colori paints. Your print will be signed and numbered by Gail, then carefully rolled and sent in a cardboard tube. Frame not included. Note cards are blank inside and come with a kraft envelope.


"I use vibrant color(often sourced from minerals and botanical sources gathered at sites I visit and the essence of which I want to depict), line, symbol, image, rhythm and word, to expand consciousness, share ideas, enhance connection, push boundaries, question limitations, accentuate the luminous, initiate healing and express my wild heart, soul and spirituality. My work is informed by the natural world around me - the plants, trees, mountains, waters, wild animals, bird song and all the textures, sounds and aromas of the living Earth expressing herself.  I draw inspiration for my work from the deep well of the Divine Feminine, as well as from Old World myths, sacred stories, poetry, art and culture."

Gail Faith Edwards