While nine Greek muses presided over the arts and sciences, this guiding spirit of the Earth Mother traces her lineage to the native American tradition. Here, the Cowgirl as the goddess of the grain is accompanied by her guardian dogs, as well as the full lunar cycle. On the left is a small vignette of the Seneca legend of the three sisters or deohako-the squash, the bean, and the corn-thedaughters of the Earth Mother and the sustainers of life.
The Corn Muse
25.5" x 19.5" ©1996