Monday, June 15, 2009

Flying Girl Through the Trees, or Red Knows the Way

Flying Girl Through the Trees, or Red Knows the Way
014/100 in 100 Creative Challenge, 6/14/09
Golden Fluid Acrylic

I like the Little Red Riding Hood Story.

Inspired by Thursday Sweet Treats prompt, "then I saw red," I saw red riding hood.

I thought about how she takes the trek and goes through the woods, facing danger... and yet, she is never afraid. Here's the wolf, and she is never afraid. Fine, she was a little naive, "my what big teeth you have..." but she was never afraid.

What strength does she have? Does she own the wildness? Does she own the wild woods inside of her?

And then there's the red riding hood, made just so that other people can keep track of her in her wanderings, her element. They don't want to lose her. But they don't stop her.

Maybe if we can learn to properly be aware of the dangers and arm ourselves against them, we won't be at the mercy of them... and truly will be the mistresses of our wilderness.

3 comments:

Loni Edwards said...

Very cool!

Pippi Langstrumpf said...

I love her Rowena. Great concept and beautiful colourings.

Coreopsis said...

Oooh--interesting! Though I seldom comment, I do look at all of these flying girl pictures. I really like this one, where the world--or the trees anyway--are inside her. Now it's more like she's traveling through her own space. Very evocative!

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