1983, oil on canvas, 5’ x 7’, by Jenny Badger Sultan
A few years after painting a small watercolor, Winged Mother, I was moved to do an expanded version. This one is much larger: 5 feet x 7 feet.
I had fully intended to clothe her after painting her body, but couldn’t really stand to do that, so she remains naked, with her hair loose. I see her wings as containing and protecting all of creation.
Neither of these paintings refer directly to a Middle Eastern prototype, but I think of them both as manifestations of the Egyptian Goddess, Isis.