The Sacred &

Divine Feminine

The Goal of these Artworks, are meant to

stimulate reflection, the Sacred Feminine,

as well as Mother Earth‘s Identity, which is

so closely linked to our own!

1998 Portrait of Sara Private Collection South Africa 2015 Mother Sight Made in Germany Ceramics & Wood  Height: 38cms 500Euros
2015 Tree Spirit Study II
Growing up in Africa was a privilige. I was incredibly blessed to have so many strong women around me, and even more so, some real men who could appreciate them. However, it was not Utopia. There were/are more men who don‘t appreciate the Significance of Women, or the Feminine, and, there are even women, who look upon it as weakness, instead of Virtue. I was raised to believe or see Earth as a Living Being, as Mother Earth. Our Mother instilled this deep awe & respect for Mother Earth in my Brother & I. A copy of Chief Seattle‘s Treaty Oration hung in our home… Our Grandfather came from the „Einstein Generation“, and he had an overwhelming respect for Life in all forms! As Einstein once said, There are two ways to live your Life:  One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.“ I seek a Path to make our presence here, admired and appreciated!…
2015 Earth Spirit Study  A great rolemodel taught me that we, as Creators or  potters, should respect our materials/Sources. Each time we burn clay into a shape we made,  it will forever be unable to grow a living Being. No seed can sprout from crushed burned clay. The Earth lives. Take nothing for granted! 2015 Earth Spirit Study
2015 Ode to the Lowfeld Chestnut Tree, in South Africa After returning from an August spent in South Africa on our Mother‘s Farm, I was deeply inspired to create this Spirit. I had spent many days admiring the Being of the Kastaaiing Boom, and the inspiration filled my intiution. Made in Germany Ceranics Height - 50cms 350Euros
2015 Soul of a Tree Made in Germany Ceramics   Height: 44cms 450Euros
2015 Queen of Heaven, is perhaps a myth and perhaps she was a paradigm of Religion, many thousands of years ago, when matrilineal/matrichial rule was nothing to be ashamed of… I created this artwork before I had discovered the mythical explorations of Pistis Sophia… The research of Merlin Stone and her fascinating colleagues. Made in Germany Ceramics & Wood Height: 42cms 500Euros
2015 Romanian Earth Goddess is another tribute to the Mother Goddess, she who was loved, respected and worshiped all over her Being for thousands of years! Made in Germany Ceramics & Wood Height: 37cms 350Euros
2015 Celtic Tree Spirit Made in Germany Ceramics  Height: 34cms 450Euros
Voice of the Goddess: Marija Gimbutas
The National FILM BOARD of CANADA presents: GODDESS REMEMBERED This documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. The film features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish and Jean Bolen, all of whom link the loss of goddess-centric societies with today's environmental crisis. This is the first part of a 3-part series that includes The Burning Times and Full Circle. Directed by Donna Read - 1989
The Goddess In Art is a cable TV series that began in 1986 and  ran until 1991. Dedicated to the Return of the Goddess, the series explored the legacy of this oldest tradition in art as well as feminist spirituality in contemporary art. The moderator, Starr Goode, interviewed scholars to  uncover Her suppressed history and artists who were inspired by a radical re-imagining of the feminine. One of the greatest scholars of the twentieth century, Marija Gimbutas through her work as an archeologist uncovered the symbolic language of the Goddess and provided a foundation for feminist spirituality. A conversation about the Neolithic Bird and Snake Goddesses and the egalitarian civilization of Old Europe. Links: Marija Gimbutas,  Starr Goode, MA, is a poet and a writer and teaches literature at Santa Monica College.
INSPIRATION & INSIGHT
Documentary describing the life of the late Irish druid, Ben McBrady. Ben McBrady, known as Brady of the Name and Herenach of the Two Kilmores, was Aircinneac and Herenach of a pre-Druid Megalithic Order called “The Old Gaelic Order,” often referred to simply as “The Order.” Ben McBrady is believed to have been the last member of “The Old Gaelic Order.” Because of this he was called “The Last Druid.” He passed away in January of 1996. Ben McBrady was a descendant of Lugar MacLugair (Lughaid mac Loeguire), who was Chief Druid of Ireland and Druid to the High King Leary and the Kings of Leinster. Lugar MacLugair was also believed to have been a member of “The Old Gaelic Order.”   Produced by Testbeeld and Directed by Jan Dewinter.
„Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women's secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth. She protected the home from evil spirits and disease, especially diseases associated with women and children. As with many Egyptian deities, she also played a role in the afterlife as a guide and helper to the dead although this was not one of her primary duties. She was the daughter of the sun god Ra and is associated with the concept of the Eye of Ra (the all-seeing eye) and the Distant Goddess (a female deity who leaves Ra and returns to bring transfromation).“ Source: https://www.ancient.eu/Bastet/
2019 Bastet Made in Germany Ceramics  Height: 34cms 1200Euros
2019 Oaktree Spirit Being Made in Germany Ceramics  Height: 70cms 950Euros
2021 Gaia Sophia Started around 2005, I forgot all about this canvas… Originally I had intended to do a kind of Klimt-ish experiment…but unable to find the original photo, I decided to follow my intuition again. Made in Germany Oil on Canvas Height: 150cm Breadth: 106cm 2800Euros
2021 Tree of Life Inspired by an old book I found at the library… An old travel book of India, showing this beautiful artwork  at a train station in India… Made in Germany Acrylic on Canvas board Height: 128cm Breadth: 96cm 2200Euros
Sophia Creation Story, Animation Produced and written by Lila Tresemer; Based on the Gnostic texts, with support from the research of John L Lash, (Copyright Lila Tresemer) this is a personalized version of the Creation Story through the Divine Feminine perspective. For more detail regarding Sophia Lineage and group processes around Sacred Earth Activism:  TheStarHouse.org
This is the best in depth overview of the archetypal story of the Feminine Divine as revealed to and through Leigh J McCloskey's art, deep wisdom, and storytelling. Leigh begins by exploring his actor's life and his personal journey as an artist into the story of creativity and the theatre of the psyche. He explores the female archetypes of his Tarot ReVisioned* drawings and book as an introduction to the meaning and implication of the Feminine Divine and the Art of Creation. This sets the imaginative ground for the revelation of his "painted cave" and library studio, The Hieroglyph of the Human Soul (acronym: THOTHS) that he began to paint on 9-11-01 as a spontaneous creative epiphany. He shares the beauty and implication of the Great Mother, Sophia, the hidden and veiled goddess within woman Lilith, and her relationship to Eve, the Mother of Generation and womanhood.   Take an imaginative journey with Leigh J. McCloskey as he retells the story of Genesis through art and creation reminding us that we are returning home after a very long journey across vast ages and that humankind and all of creation is a work of art and a thing of beauty and meaning. https://www.leighmccloskey.com/ Also recommendable: EDxMalibu - Leigh J. McCloskey - The Blossoming of Creation Orbs, the Visions of St. Hildegard of Bingen and Art with Leigh J McCloskey