“Yoni Tree”, My Fabric Painting

Yoni Tree is sold for sale in my Etsy Shop.  It’s  30″x 47 1/2″ and is  $400 + $20 shipping. 

Yoni is the sanskrit word for vulva, womb, vagina, the sacred place where life comes from.

The next time you take a walk in the woods or down your street, look and I’ll bet you’ll find a Yoni Tree.  A tree with an opening or folds  in it that resemble a vulva or vagina.  Once you start looking for them, they begin make themselves visible to you.

In my Yoni Tree fabric painting, I bring together many different parts of the sacred feminine.  From the symbolism of Yoni herself to the practical and creative endeavors of woman thought history.

The vintage quilt top is hand sewn, using scraps and a traditional quilt pattern, a functional art form.

The doilies were the kind of creative work women were encouraged to do in the past.  Most of them have outlived their function of covering table tops or being draped over chairs.

So I’ve found another purpose for the old worn and torn quilt top and the outdated doilies.  I’m using what other women have created as the raw material for my fabric painting, incorporating the energy they imbued their work with.

I like the juxtaposition  of using permanent marker to draw on the white spaces of the quilt top.  I took imagery from my Language of the Goddess book by Marija Gimbutas to inspire the drawings.

And, as I said  yesterday, the leaves are the extra coins from my coin bra, each sewn on with a blue bead.

This is a close up of some of the branches, drawings and leaves…

At the center of the Yoni is a small mirror that I took from a cholie made in India.  I used two old buttons to make the clitoris. And the surrounding red doily is two doily roses stitched together.

My Yoni Tree, is 30″ x 47 1/2″ and is sold $400 + $20 shipping.  You can buy it in my Etsy Shop, just click here.  Or you can email me here if you’d rather send a check.



2 thoughts on ““Yoni Tree”, My Fabric Painting

  1. Maria, bless you. This is a stunning and deeply moving work of art. It bring tears, I think a kind of grieving for all the moments in my life that I have so wanted a tribe of women to belong to. This brings up so much emotion I am having trouble articulating the essence or maybe it’s the vastness and depth of what I am feeling. Thank you. You speak for many besides myself I am sure.

    1. Wendy, thank you for your heartfelt words. That an image I created could evoke so much emotion means so much to me. I appreciate your letting me know. Be well.

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