HUITACA MOON GODDESS
A found French b&w photo postcard was blown up, cut out, colored (photo dyes, markers, acrylic) and mounted on an early book plate depicting the universe. This amalgam was in turn glued to a rendering of clouds. Huitaca (not really, but I needed to give the nude a backstory) is shown here using two doves and a pole as balance on her walk to the moon. Huitaca, the goddess of the moon, was a rebelling deity in the mythology of the Americas' Muisca who inhabited the Andes. Some believed she was also the goddess of the arts, witchcraft, sexual liberation and witchcraft. She urged a life of joy, games, pleasure and drunkenness. For her many transgressions she was turned into an owl. Yikes.