Placing the Mosaic Maiden
The Mosaic Maiden
Began September 13th, 2008
One way to purify a thing is by fire.
Fire is a symbol for wisdom and it is a great teacher.
Another way to purify is by water. Everyone drinks water. We clean ourselves with it and need it for medicine. Living in a desert, we depend on water to live. Water is also a symbol for knowledge.
The Bible says that those who drink from the Water of Life will never die. By this is meant that just as the physical draws from material water, the soul draws from the spiritual water, which is knowledge.
In the mosaic, there will be a woman holding a bowl of fire in one hand and a bowl of water in the other. She is pouring them both out into Prescott. When complete, she will brandish a golden halo over her head and rainbow colored ribbons in her hair.
These rainbow colors represent the many spectrum paths that lead to reality. They are the rainbow bridge tied loosely into a bow.
She is the maidservant who delivers these offerings.
She is the whirling rainbow woman of Native American teachings.
She is the storyteller and teacher.
She is the library...
and she is you and I.
Mouster Artist Mary Schulte
Jacqueline Herst, Marcia Mallicoat, Sharon Schulte
Wall Prep and Assist; Chris Brashear, Jack Law, Grasshopper,
R.E. Wall, Margaret Dewar, Wendy Linderholm, Kate Boswell,
Josh, Cathi Johnson
Glass work; Cindy Shaffer