This piece is a celebration of the feminine, while at the same time embracing and revering the sacredness of the relationship. The goddess is imaged in the place of the solar plexus speaking of the power which the female has dominion over – love, nurturing, the creation of life itself. We see the phoenix rising up – alluding to the strength and power of a woman’s ability to find new love, rebuild, and forge a new life when an old one falls away. The sea tortoise is associated with the feminine, and she speaks of the patience that must be endured in relationship. Black swans are Nature’s Romeo and Juliet – loyal, true, committed – they speak of an enduring love. We find the lion situated at the heart of the woman – representing the courage both she and her lover have displayed in venturing out into a new relationship – risking their hearts and their pride. The dove flying up the top left of the picture speaks of freedom found in love, freedom found in the sacredness of woman. The vibrancy of the picture, and the joy surrounding the woman in ribbons, is a visual representation of the joy a woman’s love brings.