This 50 x 70cm acrylic on canvas is a depiction of my own reflections on the Bluebeard story from the ever-popular 'Women Who Run With the Wolves'- Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Fairytales are at their heart archetypal images placed in words. For me, it evoked the strong Warrior archetype and Mystic Alchemist to gather round in protection of the Light of the Innocent. Too often, the Innocent parts of self seem to be engaging in the world and battling hardships that are not theirs to fight. This is a symbolic image of the parts of self that are designed to face that which is hard, hurtful and traumtaic in the world in a more direct and healthful way. A way that allows that which is vulnerable and innocent within us to remain safe and unbridled.

Overcoming Bluebeard