“Bastet” is an acrylic painting on a masonite wood panel, measuring 11″x14″. She was painted for the Rabbit Hole Artist Collective’s July 2016 auction, “Ancient Worlds”.
The Egyptian cat goddess was originally worshipped as the daughter of the sun god, Ra. When the Greeks occupied Egypt, they sought to merge their own pantheon of gods/goddesses with the Egyptians’ deities, and Bastet became associated with the Greek moon goddess, Artemis. Thus, I’ve painted Bastet with a dual sun & moon nature. :)
“TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?”
~ William Blake
Archival prints and other gifts featuring Bastet can be purchased in my shop, and from me personally at shows.