DescriptionThis image comes from a composition i did using a collage of assorted papers and Egyptian antique fabric which i have called, 'The Illumination of Liberty'. She is dressed in the way of a Bedouin woman (the indigenous tribes of Egypt) adorned with the full regalia of women in the process of marriage. The wings of Isis surround her. She holds high the torch of empowered woman, to illuminate and guide the way forward, for herself and those that walk the same path.Ironically i approached the making of this painting without intention, as i often do. What came in this case was the form and image of independence and this time in the dual aspect of Egyptian goddess and American Statue of Liberty! i later read that the french artist, Frederick Bartholdi, the creator of the lady that stands in new york harbor had spent time in Egypt and his inspiration and first drawings for this sculpture was the felahin (Egyptian country folk) woman tending her fields.The central figure of Liberty in this painting is surrounded by the wings of the Egyptian goddess Isis. You may notice her 'crown' or headcovering is a phototransfer from a detail of intricate and fine woodwork from a cairo mosque. i myself was in awe of the confluence of meaning and symbology that this artwork brought through; it speaks volumes about the its creative sources being multi-national, multi-cultural. It meant to me we are One in womanhood all over the earth. One nation, under god, indivisable, with liberty and justice for all.