Gordon writes: “I pursued interest in an original one minute conte drawing through a series of eighteen coloured marker drawings. Through the course of the drawings the “Stone Woman” evolved, dissolved, and re-emerged as “Bear Mother.” I realized that she was a symbol of the “power through” engendered by the female body. She is passage, from dark to light, from unconsciousness to consciousness, from life to death and the promise of rebirth.”
Image: V. Jane Gordon. “Stone Woman Series IV”. 1986. Marker. 45 x 61 cm. Courtesy of the artist.