“Sarah Stone’s New World painting depicts an Eve-like woman whose headless body merges with a central Tree of Life image. On the other side of the tree is a serpent, and below him/her an armadillo. Stone’s Seeing in the Dark is also bilaterally split by a Tree of Life or Axis Mundi. The tree appears to spring out of a woman’s body, with birds and koi fish flowing out of it.”
© Excerpt from: Beauty and the Beast: New visions of women’s relationship with animals, Art and Cake, published July 19 2020
This painting was created as an exploration of dreams, traveling through the lands of ancestral memories, through the darkness of the subconscious to find connection and understanding with which to re-enter the world of our waking self.