black and white charcoal on cardboard, approx. 11 inches by 14 inches
I drew this after listening to one of Preston Metcalf's lectures on art history at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, California. The lecture I attended was on the history and art of tattooing (primarily, where did tattooing and the images there were originally tattooed come from?). It was a fascinating and there was a section of his lecture where he spoke about a "goddess" (that was much more ancient than the popular male deities of the past). Long story short, I was inspired to create this drawing from that lecture.
If you're ever in the South Bay Area and you enjoy art history, I would definitely recommend dropping in on one of Preston Metcalf's lectures: Triton Museum Art History