Girl's Night Journey--Moonboat
1976, oil on panel, 24 x 20", by Jenny Badger Sultan
Initiation of the Child--Gaining Power, Wintertime--Coaxing the Child out of the Tree, and Girl’s Night Journey--Moonboat:
These three paintings form a series in which I went deeply into my experience of powerlessness and pain as a child. In the first two, I imagined and encountered inner figures who were able to help with healing and giving me strength. I had not preconceived these figures, but found them in the paint, seeing them emerge from the decalcomania textures.
In this final panel, I am setting forth on my life journey, in relationship to the moon.