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Be Strong as Mountain, Be Gentle as Feather

Images of Spirit, Empowering Women, Honoring the Sacred Feminine Be Strong as Mountain, Be Gentle as Feather


1994 Mara Berendt  Friedman

acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 in.

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Where I sit is holy, holy is the ground

Forest, mountain, river, listen to the sound

Great Spirit circle all around me

One of my first paintings created on Kauai after the great Hurricane Iniki. The experience of 200 plus mile-an-hour winds shook the fear of failure out of me. After the dust settled and we were able to get our house in order, I began to paint like a whirlwind. I remember walking down the beach and the phrase "Be strong as mountain, be gentle as feather" kept whispering in my mind. This image is a response to that call. She is very Mary-like, a peaceful madonna rooted to the earth, enveloped by a halo of green compassionate light. 


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