Cactus Gallery LA
ATAHENSIC by artist Mavis Leahy
Hand embroidered and beaded on vintage linen, turkey feathers, White tail deer horn shed, antique Victorian picture button and tassel and found objects, 20" tall
According to legend, at the time of creation, a tree broke and left a hole in the ground that led to the centre of the Earth. Atahensic fell from the sky, and before falling into the hole left by the tree, she was carried down on the wings of birds. After her fall, the birds brought her down the hole onto water.
Atahensic is part of Mavis' "The Immortals" series.