I thought she was going to be “The Dark Priestess,” but she let me know she was “The Dark Lady.” She represents the feminine and the dark energy of the earth—but she also represents the mysterious night sky, the sun and the moon. If she were an “element,” it would be ether. Her left hand is silver, representing the moon; her right is gold, representing the sun. Even her satin-cord-wrapped sandals carry out the theme: her feet rest on gold, but the sole of each sandal is silver. Her black-Lycra-covered body is covered with gold and silver stamped or painted spirals. Semi-precious stones mark the center of each spiral on each of her chakra points; the colors, like the chakras, go from red to saffron to orange to gold (her heart) to green to blue to purple (on her head). A delicate fringe of black feathers provides a modest covering below the base chakra.
Her cape is sparkly black felt; it reflects many colors when the light hits it. I had originally made her a cape of black silk chiffon, through which you could see her beautiful spiral “tattoos,” but she would have none of it. She didn’t want to wear a negligee! She is a powerful leader, not a peek-a-boo princess. Her current cape has substance and dimension, and it looks like the Milky Way. Gold sun, moon, and star talismans dangle from the front.
This is her third face. I had “seen” her face as being a concave reflecting surface so that when you looked at her you would see yourself reflected. It didn’t work. Neither did an egg-shaped head covered with silver reflective foil. Both were reminiscent of “ET.” Finally this face evolved: a gentle, mysterious face made from shot silk (gold one direction, red the other). I look at her now and see a question with no answer.
Who is she and why did she come? She represents the power of the feminine. Strength. Endurance. Mastery of the celestial forms—and ongoing mystery. What does she say to you?