Fierce Dreamer ARTEMISIA
This work examines the ancient and deep relationship between plants and humans that has enabled us to harness their medicinal, aesthetic and magical benefits. Combining myth, herbalism and popular culture I create art that brings healing and an alternative form of storytelling.
Painting on vintage Map of The Olympic National Forest. 21" x 16". Acrylic and herbal pigments
January is the perfect month to invoque Artemisia, who has a special way to touch us with her magic helping us to dream high and project our vision for this year. But Artemisia is not only one of the most revered of dreaming herbs in the western materia medica, She is also the Goddess Hunter that fights for justice casting a spell around systems of oppression, specially the ones that affect women.
This painting is made using pigments and herbal extract from mugwort and it features her home on Mount Olympus.