|About the Book|
Earth, Spirit and Gender presents Belans art, created as a result of two decades of her investigations into the art history and mythologies of prehistoric, ancient and non-western cultures. This multi-layered approach uncovers and re-interprets the matriarchal myths, symbols and archetypes of worldwide cultures. The artist/writer sees the importance of understanding these cultures in order to successfully navigate through the twenty-first century, a time of ecological concern, a desire for peace, and social parity. Beln sees artists as shamans of a post-modern society who may and should influence our global progress into the direction of eco-conscious, peaceful and multi-cultural world view.