This stunning and vibrant painting features the Inca/Aztec goddess of fertility and beauty, Xochiquetzal.
“Precious flower” is the fifth installment in “The Feminine Divine” series. The series features divine feminine figures analogous to the Virgin Mary, demonstrating her as the most potent and prolific feminine acrchytpe, pervasive throughout the world and human history. The series has featured the Greek goddess Minerva, Hindu/Buddhist Apsara, The Virgin Mary, Egyptian Isis and now the Inca/Aztec goddess Xochiquetzal. All bearing many of the same archetypal qualities that first appeared in history in oldest recorded goddess as Inanna in ancient Mesopotamia. The series Is meant to illustrate that these divine archetypes, and the Inanna/Mother goddess archetype in particular has been so powerful and pervasive throughout human consciousness because they are our greatest models for which we should aspire to. Though their existence as tangible physical entities is at best debatable, their existence within us is undeniable. They are representations of our inner most aspirations, our devine nature, our love, our courage and strength and even our capacity for vengeance and hate. They are human nature and their message serves us as a map to finding purpose. They model for us how we might best exist within the world and find meaning in what might otherwise devolve into a life of dread and despair, along the weeping road, without purpose, unfettered by our sense humanity.