“Awakening Ritual” (2019)
Lexie Baker (Psychedelicious)
Artist’s Statement: “Concept: Freedom of sexuality, human freedom in general and the freedom to exhibit and have satisfaction in your own strengths as your own entity.
This concept is derived from 2000 year old pagan rituals. After the midwinter festival of Imbolc, the Galenalia festival takes place. This celebration was/is dedicated to the Goddess Minerva. As a Roman goddess of wisdom and trade, she inspired women to find their own strengths for survival. They would celebrate this festival of Galenalia by leaving their homes with their lady gangs for weeks at a time to travel together. Sisterhood freedom at its finest.”