On this International Women’s Day, I once again celebrate the female gender in my art, this time with the girls of Nova Scotia!
In a recent artwork, I noticed that there were only six girls lost in a sea of men and boys, which is a very high male-to-female ratio. While a few new characters I’ve added is working towards a gender balance, the female portion of the cast remains almost minute.
For now, we can celebrate this small community with some celebratory artwork. From left to right, these characters are:
- Peggy’s Cove Clampond
- Liverpool LaHave
- Port Mouton Latham
- Mabou Duncreigan
- Middleton Parsons
- Port Hawkesbury Birchwood
As a kind of nod towards the notion that every woman’s wisdom and talents can be passed on to the next generation, Port Mouton appears to be holding Mabou’s hands as she dances, in a kind of supportive gesture. Mabou will one day be a grown woman herself, and she’ll hopefully teach her traditional Celtic ways, songs and dances to her daughters and granddaughters, and great-granddaughters.
I’ve also made an alternate version of this artwork with a background, and a suitable greeting:
Whether it’s a mother, aunt, sister, girlfriend, fiancee, wife, niece, cousin or daughter/granddaughter/great-granddaughter, we all have that special woman in our lives. Give her your appreciation today!