Pueblo mythology tells that when each of the 3 previous worlds ended, it was Spider Woman who led the people through the sipapu, the kiva (or birth canal) into the next world. With so many people interested in the “2012 prophecy”, which reached epic proportions through Hollywood, it seems strange that so few know of Spider Woman, the midwife/creatrix, who plays a key role in this metaphor for our time. Perhaps the World Wide Web is Spider Woman's latest appearance. She's increasingly making visible the connections, the strands of the Web of life, whether we speak of an evolving global human culture, ecology, quantum physics, or synchronicity and integral psychology. “Spider Woman’s Hands” is my contemporary exploration of this myth, as a visual artist, community art project, and as a story teller.
Since 1997 the MASKS OF THE GODDESS, a collection of 35 multicultural masks, have travelled throughout the U.S. They were created as contemporary "Temple Masks" to celebrate the many faces of the divine feminine. As the masks have been used by different communities, dancers and storytellers over the years they have filled with energy and story. No artist could ask for more. I'm grateful to share the story in this book.