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Winged Goddess

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.

Painting titled 'Winged Goddess', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
Neither of these paintings refer directly to a Middle Eastern prototype, but I think of them both as manifestations of the Egyptian Goddess, Isis.

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