Anastasia Pather
Oil paint, Enamel, Gold Leaf

Our birth is the spark that ignites us. With that first roar a passionate burn begins. Fueled by our solidarity, finding strength in our secret sisterhood, the heat glows slowly at first, fighting suffocation by the smoke of this “man’s world” we find ourselves in. And then, in an instant, the soul catches fire, the spirit bursts into flame, and no father, brother, husband, lover has the power to extinguish the blaze. In fine gold leaf and thick enamel, “Fierce” captures the essence of the beautiful, fiery, hypnotic woman that this rite of passage releases.