Isis Rising is the flip-side, the duality, of an earlier painting “Waiting For Mr. Right.” WFMR portrays a woman who is solely defined by a man – a woman incapable of self-realization and personal growth outside of co-dependency. Isis Rising is the antithesis. It represents the dawning of a new era of spiritual evolution through the resurrection of the Goddess, the evolution of the new sensory impulse – that of intution and unity.
The Ankh represents eternal life and the roses as exhaust from the transport vehicle of the Goddess represents the blossoming of our spirit nature through numerous incarnations. The suitcase is symbolic of the karmic luggage we carry with us and add to during our spiritual quest as an evolving consciousness through incarnated experiences. The stone pillars are from the Temple of Isis. The four freckles represent the elements earth, water, air and fire. The Star of Isis (Sirius) is greatly beloved because its appearance announced the Innundation of the Nile which betokened renewed wealth and prosperity. This is represented in the tile floor where we see the water bearer pouring into the soil, giving rise to the vine and grape harvest in the coin machine. In the Wedding of Isis/Demeter (Creatrix of the Nile Flood/Grain) to Osiris/Dionysus (god of wine) we see the ancient miracle of Dionysus changing water into wine. This represented the flooding of the Nile which irrigated the land and upon its recession gave rise to the harvest and vine which was cause for much celebration. This 7th century BC festival tradition gained Western attention when adapted by the gospel writer of John as Jesus first miracle.