"And the Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon" 8" Easel Tile
Vibrant ceramic tile with an easel back for standing upright. While the wit of the title suggests nursery rhyme nonsense, the painting itself is proof positive of the cowgirl's empowerment. Here, in an echo of bull-leaping ceremonies practiced in ancient Crete, the Cowgirl takes on the power of the moon, which is echoed in the round shape behind her and the crescent horns of the oxen. Her boots are decorated with symbols of the feminine: the crescent, the five-pointed star, and the six petalled flower, symbol of Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love.