Marjorie and the Guardians of the Marsh
Marjorie – a dear friend of mine was instrumental in reminding me to be more respectful to the earth - something I had not been so diligent in doing since I was a child. Asking permission from plants and the animals that inhabit the area before one takes for oneself.
Marjorie is s beautiful older woman who adorns herself with amber and has long silver hair. I have depicted her as the young vibrant warrior goddess that she shines out from her being
This painting is my tribute to her and all the wild things that maintain and keep our planet clean. Birds, insects, plants etc; The marsh is important for all of us, and These beings present show us that piece of earth is habitable.
Red Wing Blackbirds inhabit marshes; their presence is a sign that the marsh is healthy (or healthy enough in some cases). Providing food, shelter, nesting material, and water. All the necessities one needs to live. They are fierce protectors of their environment.
This artwork also shows the balance of masculine and feminine. The male and female redwing blackbird. Marjorie represents the feminine strength, and the cattails the masculine. There are other images hidden, ancient script and symbols too.
Trea Jensen, Eastend, SK
Acrylic and watercolour
Canvas treated with absorbent grounds to accept watercolour pigment mixed with acrylic medium to create the wash effect on paper. After the paint has set, it is then treated with many layers of clear acrylic.