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

hades

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

coniunctio

meeting god

hungry green lion

the killing of the bull

transformation

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."

Magdalen unrepentant

goddess, moon, serpent

green life

the death of the matriarchy

leaving paradise

Uroborous