“Tree Woman”– Pencil Drawing
Two nights ago I had a dream wherein a young woman ripped up a garden I had been tending. I said to the young woman in the dream, “It may be your house, but it is my garden. Let me tend to it as I will.” I did not need some dream analyst to tell me that this dream represents my inner, unconscious world beginning to manifest and that I am feeling quite vulnerable at the moment.
Early this morning (it is now 4:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday), I woke and felt compelled to get out my visual journal and sketch. This image emerged. I see here something akin to what I dreamed the night before: the theme of the growing garden — yet I am the one who is growing!
The tree-woman is another manifestation of the Medial Woman archetype: the feminine archetype that bridges the outward world of reality (the world of branches, leaves and sunlight) with the inner world (where tree roots run deep into the dark earth).
I am going out of a limb (pun intended) and say that Tree Woman will not be content being just a pencil sketch… most likely she will compel me to take her image to further development as a painting or digital construction (or both). Stay tuned.
L. Gloyd (c) 2010