1980, watercolor, 10 x 14", by Jenny Badger Sultan
At this time I had a daily practice of using a sand tray for meditation. I used many natural objects such as stones, driftwood, shells, and bones, as well as family artifacts and small figurines. I selected the ones that attracted me that day and arranged them in the sand to reflect my state of mind.
For several days I had made a mound in the center of the tray with a structure that suggested an entryway. When I visualized what might be inside the mound, I saw this figure, a winged goddess with a Middle Eastern hat and wrapped garment. She felt like a manifestation of the mother goddess and I painted this small watercolor of her.
For her later, monumental sister (7-foot wingspan!) see Winged Goddess.