Interlude with a Goddess

Goddess Interlude One © Catherine RutgersUsually, she stands by the side of the sink, proudly perched on a ledge in the arch that separates the cooking zone from the eating area. Theoretically. My kitchen actually gets multiple use as a basement, alternative studio, storage space for gardening tools, and laboratory for photographs. It faces west, and the late-afternoon light is often spectacular, shining low from across the street and casting strange shadows or mysterious reflections.

It was around this magical time that I decided Athena needed to be washed. She was given to me by a friend I haven’t seen in years, in memory of her mother. Like my memories of them, this statue is precious. When the photography session was finished, Athena was scrubbed a bit more, rinsed thoroughly, dried carefully, and placed gently back on her perch – with a newfound appreciation for the details I had never noticed before.

Goddess Interlude Two © Catherine RutgersGoddess Interlude Three © Catherine RutgersGoddess Interlude Four © Catherine RutgersGoddess Interlude Six © Catherine RutgersGoddess Interlude Seven © Catherine RutgersPhotographs by Catherine Rutgers © March 2011.

About CatRutgers4Art

Original art by Catherine Rutgers, with musings on the media and the methods. Founded in 2010. “I believe in magic moments. Am not afraid to be sentimental, and adore a tweaked cliché. Two of my favorite pastimes are watching paint dry and observing green tendrils unfold.”
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