Carolyn Hillyer

Newly published (2020) edition of a classic image from Carolyn’s early paintings. Girlseed, Bloodflower, Fruit Mother, Spin Mother, Midwoman, Earth Crone, Stone Crone, Bone. Old Silverhead carries, strengthens and protects the threads of our journey through womanhood as we walk the road of blood and moon.

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This painting has just been published in a new edition, having sold one thousand copies since her last printing. The new version is slightly smaller but arrives flat with a backing board. Old Silverhead no longer exists in her original form – the huge painting snapped through one side of her hair while being transported rather precariously on the roof of a car on the way to an exhibition in 1999. But her hair was trimmed and the painting still lives in Carolyn’s studio.

Original painting: 8 ft/240 cms wide and 4 ft/120 cms high, acrylic on board, painted in 1998.
Print: made on 300 gms art card, unmounted, cellophane wrapped with backing board, print titled. Print size: 20 cms x 38 cms (excluding border).
This image accompanies the album OLD SILVERHEAD: Songs and Initiations of Womanhood.