to prepare for a lifetime of sacrifice & selfless giving as mothers.
In my depiction of the book, I have painted Dinah as a compassionate Empress, lovingly watching over her beloved lands. She wears a royal purple headpiece adorned with silver stars and a lapis necklace. The tent suggests the birth/rebirth process of letting go and renewal. The butterfly, transformation. The dolphin, spiritual connection with Earth and space. The triple pyramids from the era in the story (also connected to Isis, Goddess of heaven). The five pointed wildflower, the pentacle of nature which grew in the region at that time. The wheat in her hair, abundance. The turtle, the symbol of Gaia in numerous traditions. The waterfall and merging of the water and blood and earth to prepare the soil for the planting of the crops.
Sue Silva is a water based, multi media, expressive and visionary artist specializing in experimental techniques and is completely self taught. Her interest in Tarot became apparent early in life. She has completed a Tarot deck based on family photographs using collage and embellishments. She is working on a deck of the Major Arcana using the art style in her card "The Empress", which she created as part of the collaborative project for the LiteraTarot deck to be published by the Museo Dei Tarocchi, (2008) in Bologna, Italy. She lives in San Diego with her husband of 43 years and has 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. She can be contacted here.
The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!