CoSM has a beautiful new sculpture in this D’vine child “Ivy” created by artists Amy Senn & John Shook @artofamysenn @diverse_medium
Thank you dear friends for collaborating on this woodland sprite! Amy sent a description of this project: For this sculpture, wood was harvested from PA, SC, NC, and from CoSM property. The types of vine harvested were wild grape, bittersweet, wisteria, Boston Ivey, honeysuckle and Virginia creeper. There is also a combination of some various sticks and branches found on CoSM.
The word Ivy kept coming up over and over during the first part of the build, almost as an unintentional invocation. Thus the name was provided.
The "blonde" portion of her "dress" is Boston Ivey. The "blonde" portion in her hair is honeysuckle. Over time it will likely brown, but the color variations will remain for a long while.
Ivy is the daughter of the D'Vine Man and the D'Vine Woman Minerva. Much like her mother Minerva, who emerged ready for battle, from her father Jupiter's skull, Ivy emerges from the earth a warrior maiden ready to inspire and explore. Like her father she is sturdy, wild and fierce.
Ivy’s name, Hedera helix, comes partly from the ancient Greek word, helix, meaning to twist and turn, to spiral. In nature the ivy vine grows spirally, in the helix, like the spiral of life including DNA. Its spiral growth links us to the goddess and the strong life-force pulsing from the Earth.
Ivy represents the embracing and confining female principles of life. Ivy is about exchange.
Ivy also represents the wandering of the soul in its search for enlightenment and reminds us to embrace the inner child, to play, explore and celebrate the innocence of freedom.
Once there was one, the D'Vine Man. Through creative inspiration and divine guidance, D'Vine Woman emerged. Their vines grew slowly over time, together through the earth side by side until one day they merged and from that merging sparked D'Vine Child, Ivy. Now there are three.
May these three continue to guard the land of CoSM and bless all.