mystical art, surreal dark art, Goddess Ishtar, Astarte, Star Goddess, Asherah, ancient Cycladic bird headed woman

'My Eyes are Starlight' painting by Michelle Maiden 2013

Influences for the image include ancient Middle Eastern goddesses Ishtar and Astarte, and prehistoric bird-headed goddess figurines. Based on a dark surreal poem I wrote in the delirium of insomnia, this painting is also work of dark surrealism with no set meaning, though many thoughts and ideas played through my mind as I created it.

30 x 42 cm, Watercolour on Paper, 2013

Original Painting: Not currently for sale