Oil on canvas
36" x 36"
These works were an exploration of figures of young girls/women embedded translucently in natural settings, with iconic symbolic elements and spirit animals animating their space.
The coyote, ie,—considered to be a shape-shifting character, whom native american lore refer to as God's dog—is one of the most adaptable creatures on earth.
The cardinal, one of the most gloriously colored birds, whose freedom, defying gravity, symbolizes the human soul. "Hope is a thing with feathers" , as Emily Dickinson said.
The Cabbage Patch doll, while a more prosaic symbol, provides a solid totem for the 'invisible' child in the dynamic of the little girls at play depicted in that work.
Maxine Davidowitz is a painter and printmaker living in the Hudson Valley, whose work has been shown in galleries throughout the region. She is an active member of WAAM and has won numerous awards for her work.