Irene Mudd - Wild Woman Altar
Wild Woman Altar, Raccoon bones, pine needles, amethyst beads, vintage silks, mounted on hand-build structure. 8" x 11" x 4" by Irene Mudd.
“This piece is dedicated to La Loba, a mythical Wild Woman, who is known to collect the bones of animals and sing over them, honoring their life force. The Wild Woman archetype symbolizes the innate wildish nature that exists within people of all genders, especially women. She is powerful, cunning, and uncomforming to patriarchal standards of beauty and femininity. She is unashamed to shriek with anger or sob in sorrow, as she is deeply attuned to her psyche and intuition, symbolized by the amethyst beads embedded in the piece. This altar can be used to call upon La Loba for strength, and to honor sacred rage and pain in difficult times.”
— Irene Mudd