Elise V Allan, Paintings
early work 1981 - 1992
I beat the drum and the lion swayed
turtles passed me as I went down
heaven moves quickly
strawberries at my feet
return to the garden
return to the garden (silk screen)
1986 – 1989 reconciliation
Normally, the anima does not take a man by the hand and lead him right up to Paradise; she puts him first into a hot cauldron where he is nicely roasted for a while.” - Marie-Louise von Franz, The Interpretation of Fairy Tales
immanent and transcendent self
she could bear sorrow without breaking
hungry green lion
the killing of the bull
1981 – 1985 descent
"From the Great Above she opened her ear to the Great Below.
From the Great Above the goddess opened her ear to the Great Below.
From the Great Above Inanna opened her ear to the Great Below.
My Lady abandoned heaven and earth to descend to the underworld.
Inanna abandoned heaven and earth to descend to the underworld."
goddess, moon, serpent
the death of the matriarchy