Homage to Marija Gimbutas 2008

Homage to Marija Gimbutas 2008
13cm h x 103cm w x 39cm d

Ceramic Work by Laurie Rolland, Woodwork by Larry Westlake

This piece honours the life and work of Marija Gimbutas. Marija was the archaeologist who proved that the approximately 100,000 Old European female figures found in archaeological digs across Europe evidenced a Religion honouring a Female Creatrix. This piece is like an ancient grave, where originally the tombs were not only resting places for the dead, but were used for initiation and healing.

The work of Marija Gimbutas has also inspired women and men in the fields of ecological science, anthropology, folklore and mythology as well as archaeology.

Homage to Marija Gimbutas - detail