MamaBlogger365 – Mother as Icon by Aiya Art

The mother icon has been represented throughout history as a source of magic, healing and power, regardless of the fact that recorded history has little to say about the role of mother. Folklore and oral traditions speak of women as leaders, artists, shamans and a force that changes cultures.

To celebrate the mothers of the past, I present to you a collection of encaustic paintings inspired by icon throughout the ages. Click here to view the full exhibit online.

© Aiya Art; all rights reserved

Bio: Though born in Germany to German parents, Judith Kuegler grew up among tribal communities in Nepal and Indonesia. Her interest in creating art began at a very early age and is profoundly influenced by her multicultural upbringing. After attending Art College in German she moved to the US to continue her studies in art and psychology. Judith works as an artist and writer specializing in global women’s issues, multiculturalism and anthropology. She lives with her two sons in North Carolina.

Her work has been featured in a variety of publications such as, Victoria Magazine, American Scientist, Motherverse, Juno, Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering and New Beginnings. Judith participates in group and solo gallery shows as well the Carrboro and Hillandale Art Walks, MOMart and Whimsical Women. Her blog about art, motherhood and everything in between can be found at

MamaBlogger365 needs you! Tell us how you’re re-framing motherhood and help the Museum of Motherhood secure a permanent home in 2011!


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