A female Moses
Caroline Mackenzie is an artist theologian trained in London and Bangalore (Bengaluru), India. She created the 'Fire Woman'. Here she reflects on the sculpture in relationship to his words.
FIRE WOMAN IS A 'TYPE' OF FEMALE MOSES. She is a prophet speaking on behalf of any woman who has become a passive victim or depressed because she was unheard. This is represented by the crouching fi gure on the base. She is like the Israelite, enslaved by the Egyptians - condemned to make bricks. I made this image as an antidote to the female nudes I was brought up with - as you see in Picasso - sitting in a chair awaiting the touch of the male genius. Fire Woman is not avoiding the male, but she does not want to be passive in relationship to him.
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