Welsh Goddess Blodeuwedd is found in the book of Welsh mythology The Mabinogion. In her story, she is created from flowers of broom, oak and meadowsweet by the gods as a beautiful wife for their son. However, she does not love him and falling for another man, they plot the husband's death together. When the gods find out, they turn her into an owl so that she never sees daylight again and will be feared amongst all other birds. I find Blodeuwedd a fascinating multi-layered character, always being changed by others but staying true to her own heart. She also represents the 3 stages of womanhood, maiden, wife and old woman. Some say the story can be interpreted as the changing of the seasons.
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Flower Girl, drypoint glueprint mixed media on birch panel
Blodeuwedd Takes Flight, drypoint glueprint mixed media on birch panel
Drops Her Flowers, Gets Her Wings, drypoint glueprint mixed media on birch panel
Blodeuwedd, Flower Face, drypoint glueprint mixed media on birch panel
Blodeuwedd and her owl, acrylic mixed media on gesso panel
Blodeuwedd, drypoint etching and mixed media on paper, mounted on birch panel