Three Ages of Women

"Is the column an alibi for a woman? The caryatid a stand-in for a column?"

Maiden, Matron and Crone: Three Ages of Women
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Lorraine Capparell's Three Ages of Women


  

Lorraine Capparell's Three Ages of Women


  

Lorraine Capparell's Three Ages of Women


  

Lorraine Capparell's Sections of Crone Columns with Moulds


  

Lorraine Capparell's Three Ages of Women: Maiden and Matron


  

Lorraine Capparell's Three Ages of Women


  


Maiden, Matron and Crone: Three Ages of Women

First, the Maiden: young, impressionable, all possibilities. I sculpted her as a slender column just budding with curves, her raised arms framing her head.

Then, the Matron: full-figured, patient, nurturing women-hood. This column resembles the caryatids which inspired her calm strength.

Finally, the Crones: wise with years of life, crowned and resilient, arms circling their breasts, and similar to the simple Ionic columns of ancient Greece.

These sculptures together create a Gate and a Temple. They represent the stages of life of a female, growing from youth, through middle age ( We go through their Gate) and to wise old women who guide and support their communities (We enter the Temple of Wisdom, a circle of five Crone columns.)
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