I have been researching Goddess worship throughout history for a long time now and I am fascinated with their unique personalities and stories. I am a spiritual person and I am in awe of Gaia, (Mother Earth) so I wanted to create a series of gifts from Gaia to the Goddesses. As a woman in a patrichal society I am interested in the imbalance on the earth, of the male and female energies being out of sync to the detriment of our planet. Life is a cyclical journey, as are the stages of womanhood. The crowns explore the transitions of the female journey, from young maiden, mother, wild and wise woman. They also represent the transitioning of the seasons throughout the year. Winter/Spring is a crown for Persophone. Spring/Summer is a crown for Mary Magdelene. Summer/Autumn is a crown for the Goddess Diana and Autumn/Winter a crown for Kali.
Please note that I have used an ethical source for the butterflies and feathers (most of which were collected by me)