We have had this Gaia statue in our home for many years. She mesmerizes everyone - all ages - small children will gentle caress the mother. Her subtle, lovely colors and designs are not only soothing but reassuring.
Keys to the Images on Gaia's Body: Moving outward from Her womb, engraved tattoos on Gaia's legs display the evolution on life in the seas, from the earliest bacteria and single-celled protozoa, to sea mammals on her buttocks. A key to all the creatures and their eras, is provided.
Similar engravings on her arms show the forests: Redwoods on Her right arm, and the tropical Rain Forest on Herleft.
Her right breast is a cornucopia of nourishing fruits and vegetables, while Her left breast-over Her heart-is the Moon, whose phases beat the pulse of the ocean's tides and women's cycles.
In the back of Her hair, tiny creatures trace the evolution of vertebrate life on the land, with braids representing the double helix of DNA forming the umbilical branches of the Tree of Life. The chronological scale is logarithmic, beginning at the base with the Devonian Age, when the first Amphibians crawled out of the swamps onto dry land, and progressing upwards towards modern times. Different geological eras are distinguished by differing background vegetation. The accompanying diagram provides a detailed key.
At the crown of Her head, the pinnacle of emergent consciousness ("Crown of Creation") is represented by a Whale over her right hemisphere, and a Human Child over Her left. The child holds a ball-a globe of the Earth.
Around Her face, clusters of leaves representing the fifteen sacred trees on the Celtic Tree Calendar comprise Her hair. A key is provided. Also among her hair are flowers: Rose, Poppy, Hibiscus, Daisy, and Morning Glory. Circling Her shoulders, a Monarch Butterfly represents the Sun, and a Luna Moth the Moon. Other Sacred Insects may be found among Her leafy locks: a Dragonfly, a Scarab, and a Spider.
The Millennial Gaia is approximately 7 inches tall. She is finished in a green and sea blue wash, with gold highlights and cloud forms on the Earth globe.