Image 6: GODDESS
Gaia develops into GODDESS–the Creator, the maker of Earth and all living things, and in this image, we see her posed in a way that echoes the Classical world’s obsession with the perfection of the human form. Looking like a classical Greek goddess, Gaia has now developed into the elemental deity, the great mother of all creation. Her right arm is positioned across her breast and her left arm covers her genitals, both mimicking and paying homage to Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus”
Image 7: FERTILITY
Gaia is seen in all her voluptuous glory, her breasts in particular a symbol of fertility, fruitfulness and abundance. She is surrounded by representations (grape vines, crops, milk, and the moon) of her readiness to give birth to the Earth, Life and finally Mankind. Gaia is standing on a bale of hay at one with the Earth.
Image 10: FAUNA
A symbiotic relationship between Gaia and her living creations is evident; they areone in the same. At this point in the Creation process, we see Mother Earth–Gaia in the form of an animal she has created. Gaia is facing us with the transparent whiteveil draped over as though it is an animal skin. The light shining on the veil casts zebra stripe like shadows. We see a portion of breast revealed, as a mother would do when offering it to her young for suckling/feeding.
CREATION can be perceived as a whole, as the Ancient Greek universe-one word meaning Creation. This phase alludes to the circumstances and actions taken by Gaia in the process of making and bringing the Earth and all living things into existence.