Gaia (Mother Earth)
Mixed Media Assemblage by Linda Maxson
Gaia was the great goddess of the early Greeks and represented the Earth as the universal mother. I created Gaia as a tribute to Earth Day. Using natural materials to craft the body and hair of my newest work, the loving expression of Gaia’s face belies the sadness hidden inside represented as fragmented mirror – Mother Earth saddened at the disrespect for her planet. But look closer and Gaia contains a surprise to remind us of the reality of the circle of life and that we all play a part in conservation and restoration.
Visit "Gaia" at Maxson Art, Palm Springs