In memory of the great scholar, Marija Gimbutas, whose work has allowed us to envision the symbols and reality at the core of prehistoric religion that honor birth, death, regeneration and the eminent role of the Mother-Goddess.
During her long career, Gimbutas directed archaeological excavations, translated ancient and modern documents, as well as studied and published extensively in archaeology. Her efforts revealed women as priestesses, leaders and healers, rather than simple cave-women perpetually hiding behind a grunting male.
Watercolor and ink . 2014