Actress, activist, feminist, mystic, Maud Gonne was also the muse and inspiration for the poet WB Yeats, who immortalized her in some of his most famous verses, including "The Rose" which carries a famous line:
"There is another world, but it exists in this one..."
Gonne was a complicated person (as many of us are) and inspired some of the greatest verses in poetry. There were many worlds that existed within her, as it exists in life.
This mixed media piece is inspired by this verse, this woman, the poet, and the complex nature of the lives we live all in this one.
Mixed media on wood panel, 24" x 24" x 1", 2021, Stacey MacNevin