It’s Green Bun Squirrel as The Shepherdess! I started this one back in August 2011, and finally got around to finishing it this week.

The Shepherdess (Green Bun Squirrel), Oil on Board, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

The Shepherdess (Green Bun Squirrel), Oil on Board, 40 X 30, 2012, Carollyne Yardley

 

When I created Green Bun Squirrel and portraits of 2011 – I was going to give them all “jobs”. Green Bun is a Shepherdess, much like the tale of the Good Shepherd, it’s about asserting one’s own divinity, in this case a focus on women’s feminine divinity. Being the owner of your own flock, your own destiny, and being a role model for such endeavours.