“Mother Goose” and the nursery rhymes passed down through generations inspired this piece.
A note: According to legend, Mother Goose was thought to be Elizabeth Foster Goose, who entertained her numerous grandchildren and other youngsters with songs and rhymes that were purportedly published by her son-in-law in 1719. She is often (always) portrayed as an older woman riding a goose. I decided to give her a little update. The feather in her cap symbolizes the protection, strength, freedom, and hope she shares with children.
P.S. I keep a well-loved, falling-apart book of nursery rhymes in my art studio for inspiration.
To the Moon and Back
24" by 12" oil and cold wax on canvas