About the Elemental Series: I originally created the Elemental Series with an Earth, Air, Fire, and Water Goddess to embody the four aspects of earth. The Earth Goddess represents grounding and an attunement with mountains, plains, forests and all that gives us a firm footing to move forward. Air is the freedom to take flight, reaching out to touch life’s potential and all that is. Forged by fire, the Fire Goddess rises triumphant with her crown of golden light. Stronger than before. Honed by life’s experiences. Transformation is never easy—and all the more difficult for those who are perceived as “other." Water, the most fluid of all elements, speaks of flexibility, allowing one to move physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually from place to place with ease and grace.
With the advent of the Covid pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement that has swept our nation and the World, several of the pieces have taken on new meaning for me. Click on each individual piece to find out more.
Recently all four pieces were juried into the Museum Contempo Fusion V, Unity in Diversity art show in Shelton, WA. Noelle Nicholson, a freelance writer, had this to say about the Elemental Series:
I step in front of Pam McKinnie’s Goddess Collection. They are four giclées with components of photography, painting, and paper. Each portrays a goddess of nature. They play with shadow and light. I spend a great deal of time observing Goddess of Fire. It is the moodiest piece. A woman’s face looks downward in despair. Yet she floats above a nebula. There are layered embers and stars superimposed above. I feel like I know this woman. She is someone who has known adversity, but risen stronger after knowing pain.
Enjoy exploring the contemporary pieces in this section!