Sheila na Gig 1
Painting by Marianne Heemskerk
As part of our I AM WOMAN 2020 series
Marianne is an artist interested in pre-Christian woman, in particular celtic goddesses.
Here she depicts the Sheila na Gig in terracotta and yellow tones that ground the figure to earth.
The symbolism of the Sheila na Gig is debatable but it is generally considered to represent fertility.