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I don't know how my Vision of this work will agree with your own version. I've viewed your wonderful gallery, and, if I may say so, the position occupied by a number of females depicted is that of enslavement. BUT I don't see that here. In fact I see something quite different. This lovely lady, wearing only a neglige-like shawl, naked else, represents the powerful idea of MATRIARCHY that, though it was rare, especially I guess in the Mid-East where the scene is found, yet found its way even into that great Patriarchy of Egypt, when priests and female leaders of the temples of Isis, put forth the myth that Isis had usurped the Divine, Imperial Throne of Amen-Ra by trickery, and was now ruler of all the many gods and goddesses in heaven, the people and animals of Earth, and the plains of the Underworld where she already ruled as Queen of the Dead. So it was that these seers or prophets, and priestesses of Isis, based on piety to the new Queen of Heaven, Earth and the Underworld--even extending her power to Tatarus, the Egyptian -Greco-Roman Hell, forced themselves into supreme civil power in Thebes and Memphis, the capitals of Egypt, and arrested all boys and youths from 7-21 years old, forcing them into personal servitude and general slavery till their 21st birthday. It was not only women who took these boys into custody. Men were definitely involved, for reasons best known to themselves supported matriarchal government. Men were not treated as slaves. Probably the Old Pharaohnic society would not have succumbed to the rule of women. AS for Pharaoh and his family, he was honored but only a figurehead. Tradition in fact demanded the Pharaoh King of Egypt HAD ALWAYS to be a King; but it may have been during these times--surely preceding the Biblical eras, that there was in fact a ruling Queen, Hot-shep-sut, who may or may not have disguised herself as a man. Anyway, she is well thought of by historians.. . . . As far as Shelly's Ozymandias is concerned, where did he once hold sway? Persia-Iran? the future Babylon? Was he one of the rulers of Ancient Assyria, who called themselves Kings of kings"? I don't know. But the great stone statue this King erected to show off his glories and his victories and his self-asserted greatness may once have symbolized patriarchy at its height, and whenever kings, rulers or people gazed on this stone figure, massive, with its commanding writing--this is a double edged sword: so everything that other kings and rulers desired would be thwarted by great Ozymondias,and they were SUPPOSED to "look on his works and despair." But now? The kings and rulers see the heap of ruins in which the stone likeness lies, and, again, they must despair. Majestic Ozymodias was a man like any other; he dies and his son or someone from a rival noble family acceeded to the throne; It possibly didn't take long for newer governments to forget "the King of kings," and his statue was left to rot. Eventually it might have been that his kingdom, weakened by his death, even possible civil war ensuing, to or more noble houses trying to enthrone a man they said or hoped would be worthy to succeed such a monarch--the kingdom could have been conquered and subsumed into a greater power. So, Ozymondias is dead, he and his statue forgotten, maybe even his kingdom gone from his family and people: if such could happen to the works of so majestic a King, what will happen to "lesser" rulers or people who view his ruins? Despair. . . . The woman, the beautiful woman, resting on the fallen monarch's head to me presents the few matriarchies that sprang up, around the time of Isis' ascendency in Egypt: the central vision of the woman, practically in naked glory, is like that of a Queen who enthrones herself with the help of the priestesses, myth and high government officials: she sits in comfort, nonchalantly, casually, on the Throne held by this once great man: just as Isis was once fabled to rest on the Throne of Amen-Ra, whom a large number of the erudite priesthood asserted was God Himself, only He. So, I see this as the picture's vision: women over men in monarchy and political power, if only for a short time, as in Egypt, for 50-70 years.. . . .

I see originality and impact as a united concept. I have not seen any representation, silent, but powerfully metaphorical, of the headship of women over men in politics, religion, culture and other matters, UNTIL I have seen this picture. I know a little of art history and art appreciation, and I know of no such likeness or simile of matriarchal over patriarchal civilization. The Impact of the picture to me is literally smashing. Who knows? Maybe other people who have viewed this work have seen what I've seen, but--how come historically speaking has no one come up with such a work as here? I sincerely hope that I have not written here on a subject that is so obvious that it would be a bore to read. I only hope what I've written is a fair and maybe documented critique of this wonderful work. . . . I award 5 stars for this picture; however I'm afraid I don't know much about technique. Of course the end result of the variety of techniques you may have used is flawless, and they have served to enhance an understanding of my concept of this beautiful, beautiful work.. . . . I hope you and anyone who may read this critique will find it at least mildly interesting, and in the tradition of Old Rhetoric gives probable (to me) examples of my points. Thank you SO much!
JUST SO YOU"LL KNOW, I have written a story about Poison Ivy and Black Canary entitled "Dinah's Unwelcome Guest." You can find it at the top of my page. I hope to get as many to read it as I can!
Many thanks to Dogsupreme, who kindly gave me permission to base a large part of the story, on his picture "Black Canary and Poison Ivy." Indeed my story is inspired by his picture. Also, DC Comics owns Poison Ivy.

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This story is based on Dogsupreme' "Black Canary and Poison Ivy." Both of these characters were created originally and appear in DC Comics. I do not own either Black Canary or Poison Ivy.
It so happened that a Gotham City vigilante and former member of the Justice League Dinah Laurel, moved her crime-fighting activities to Seattle, and as a supposed florist own and operated a flower shop as a kind of "alias business" under which Dinah, who was widely famous as Black Canary, the the very powerful heroine, good enough to belong to the Justice League, the best of the best of crime fighters, that featured among members Batman and Superman, as well as Dinah's protege Amazonian Wonder Woman and her personal friend Batgirl. Black Canary's chief power lay in her legs and her superb training in the martial arts, including Kung Fu and Judo. In addition, Dinah-Black Canary was gifted with an owerpowering bird call, unbearable to any of her foes who heard it. But basically the heroine, really Superheroine, relied on her formidable physical strength and knowledge an agility in martial arts, which she almost always need rely.

During the day Dinah was a regular florist at her regular floral and business activities, but at night as Black Canary she pareolled the streets of Seattle, searching for any mal-actions. Also at night, having heard that Black Canary owned a flower shop, which for this 22-year-old once PhD candidate, the brilliant botanist lab-chief at Gotham's University Ms Pamela Isley, who at this time wore her fine red hair in a neatly-tied bun and wore wire-frame glasses, her arms always full of books and various papers, the image of a college prof. This young woman did not have far to go before obtaining her PhD; she had received her bachelor and masters degree almost simultaneously in two years. But, there was something about this girl-woman, something odd, even sinister about her. Indeed, her greatest ambitions were to bring plants to sentient life, to assist her in destroying or maiming industrial life in Gotham, a life she considered a threat to the plants and trees that Pamela began gradually to love, to love eventually in a maniacal, or certainly criminal manner. This young woman's title among members of both sides of the law was Poison Ivy. Whether willingly or not Pamela had been permanently dosed with a drug that, while leaving her humanity in tact, yet gave her important features she now shared with plants, including at will the ability to assume a green complexion, making her closer to her plant friends, and serving as camouflage against attack. But this color change was at will. Commonly, even in her sequestered hide-outs in various forests and large parks, Poison Ivy was in her natural complexion, fair and rosy appropriately matching her beautiful red hair. So it was that while Black Canary left her store in the evening-night, Poison Ivy found a way to fashion the manner of key locking the door of the flower shop, using one of her hard plants as a kind of iron which she forged and even hammered as a sword-maker would an infallible , unbreakable key that she formed in accordance to measurements she made of the lock, inside and out.
This was ofcourse a risky place for SUCH a wanted criminal, even eco-terrorist such as Poison Ivy to use as a hide out--she KNEW that an enemy of hers, Black Canary, owned the shop; but she had her reasons, rational, but some perhaps a bit irrational yet criminal. Naturally a flower shop was an ideal place for that lovely rose stemmed totally with deadly-poison thorns to hide. The young woman moulded a hole for her to hide in, with the top closed and Ivy shielded in a huge cacoon, her ability to breathe unimpaired. The closed hole was fashioned in such a way that no one could tell it did not belong. From all the way to Gotham Ivy had heard rumors of Black Canary's new business as well as her new residence in Seattle, and after confirming them she flew to the far-West town in her personal jet, well out of the way of harm to her beloved plants. Ivy landed her jet in a private airfield, rent of which cost $1,000. a month, but this was nothing to Ivy, who had hidden hundreds of thousands of stolen dollars in her various forested locations, in rock-shaped safes. Her decision to "live" at Black Canary's business was based first on stealing every penny Dinah had in her safes, using the same method of key-making as before, or her skill as a safe cracker to open the safes: cash, checks, mony oders, insurance policies Dinah had--which she could sell for a good deal of money. Naturally, Poison Ivy would never have dreamed of destroying a flower shop. [To be cont.]

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Yes, so far Ms Isley, scientist, brilliant botanist, almost ever successful eco-terrorist and criminal: Poison Ivy, was doing everything successfully to bring down Black Canary's floral shop, bring it down in ruins, bankrupting Black Canary. Every night the naughty Ivy went to the heroine's safes and "withdrew" as much money as she could without her victim's notice, or supposed miscount. One night Poison Ivy decided the time had come to steal every penny out of young Canary's safe. With a large bank bag, the familiar dollar sign printed on the bag, she would make Black Canary regret her morning deposits to the bank, often not daily, THIS time rather foolishly not have visited the bank for a month, Poison Ivy casually visited each safe, there were three of them, each one filled practically to capacity, and stuffed her rather large bag with all the contents, to the amount of hundreds of thousands of dollars--Dinah, floral shop was said to have been the most successful in the state of Washington. Pammela was going to use this money for her scientific experiments, for example giving her huge, dragon-like plants, the heads of which could extend a good distance, from their original positions to the side of Poison Ivy, shooting out a powder that disabled or made unconscious numerous industrial workers, so that loaded with guns and advanced weapons, Ivy, in company with smaller but still dangerous plants wrapped affectionately around her neck, arms and waist; and Ivy would totally destroy the building's most important points using those weapons she carried, effectively knocking the plant out of business, protecting her plants; then with th guns she would dash into the executive office building, disable workers and industrial officers, pinpointing scientists that served, as  Ivy saw it, the "evil" use of her plants, their destruction and transformation, which Ivy saw as painful for them; deadly, and with those gangster guns destroyed every test tube, every desk, every counter, all scientific works that took years to form: every part of the office, scientists who were conscious though helpless trying to move, trying to scream could do nothing. Ivy kidnapped the leading, executive office of each plant she visited, and demanded a King's ransom for their return, which she always received. But, on this occasion, she visited the CEO's office and smashed with her guns and weapons everthing there: she was determined to put the business out of business. Ivy did not kill anyone on these personal visits, and her missile-like pollen was only temporary. But when she and her sentient plants attacked from a distance, plant workers and officers weren't so lucky, and Poison Ivy, lying down on her stomach in a comfortable position, would proceed to spew out fire balls into the plants and the surrounding areas. This was in Gotham. She planned to do worse in Seattle, and this mountain of money stolen tonight from Black Canary would give these huge, breathing dragon-like plants the ability to breathe fire, and she would plant more in the outskirts of her forest lair, making them now far more of a threat, far more effective than before.
But Ivy did not only intend to use the fortune she had stolen tonight for the strengthening and general betterment of her plants. She had rather expensive tastes and she would use a good deal of the money for her personal benefit, and add to the fortunes she had already stolen to live comfortably, often lazily, easily for the rest of her life. Ms Isley loved money. But she had no interest in clothes. It so happened that on fine spring and summer days she wore nothing but a plant belt around her waist to which was attached a pouch of her "poison powder, just in case. It was in such attire that Ivy would make her long-distance attacks on Gotham. Ivy was well educated, and not only in science. She knew of the Celtic tribes who conquered so much of Europe only wearing leather belts. Her weapons were the best in Europe, and their language was known in common to all the various Celtic tribes in Europe; it was very effective, and their commonality united many of the tribes, making their threat to the rest of Europe bigger and stronger than before. Ivy worked alone, but she knew of the Celtic-Druidic belief that men and women who fought for land and gold, who fought naked, surrounded by this belt, were likewise surrounded by magic, a power enhanced by their Druid religion, a religion Ivy had much in common with, with their respect, even worship of spirits they believed inhabited trees; they also respected plant life in general. And so it was that Ivy often went on her one-woman raids on industrial plants naked except for a tiny thong, a small, slender strap around her breasts, a plant-belt with her potentially dangerous powder--in addition, of course, to the holsters in which she carried her deadly, destructive weapons. Often she would cover herself with a flimsy, two-piece "bikini" made of plants that, sentient, would suddenly grow into a protective green suit, protective and even having offensive qualities. Anyway, Ivy was a strong believer in the power of nakedness, and she preferred this appearancen her industry-attacks. (To be continued.)

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Dinah's Unwelcome Guest (cont. from Pt. 2 {Pt.3}

So it was that Poison Ivy was totally naked in her assault on Dinah's profits; and after she had collected this fortune Pamela Isley, almost PhD, opened the mound that covered her hide out and climbed out via the ladder she used for exit and egress each night. Naturally Black Canary was gone, engaged in her vigilante duties, and Ivy, strong as she was, carried this large bag of money out with her, and easily unloched the door and began her flight back to her forested home. Ivy did wear a belt, one composed of a long, flexible branch covered with green leaves. She had a dagger sheathed, placed snugly in her belt; but tonight she did not carry this invincible powder that had the dreaded effect of temporarily paralyzing her enemies, at the very least causing them temporary amnesia, not even remembering where or why they were working at an "enemy business," as it was to Ivy; the victims saw Pamela going about what ever terrorist or mischievous activities that consumed her concern, while employees merely ignored her. Tonight no pouch. She relied instead on Celtic magic; she carried a dagger (Ivy hated murdering people in person, but. . . . ). She ran in the streets, late at night, as fast as she could, and this at top speed.
Meanwhile, fifteen minutes later Dinah returned from her guardian-activity over the city, and finding things quiet, tired and wanting to go to sleep, returned to her flower shop; she had a small apartment in the back of the shop. Ivy had made the mistake of leaving the vault doors open, and Black Canary instantly noticed their emptiness. At first she was at a loss as to the identity of the culprit, but she had seen the fingerprints and footprints of the major criminals of Gotham, and one of these was Poison Ivy, who had spent a bit of time in the Gotham City Jail before using her hamster-like features to escape. Ivy had spent degrees of time in jail since she was 15, but the teenager always managed to escape with the use of her plant-composed covering, from which she could produce very strong vines, out of which she could surreptitiously climb walls or open cell doors; she was always able to use her superior lingual skills to covince the "dense" jail guards to permit her to wear her green costume. She had done this everytime she was in jail, and every time she escaped: no one knew how. This period of delinquency preceded her brilliant career in college. But tonight Poison Ivy had no thought of capture. Black Canary had other ideas.
By the time Dinah discovered her catastrophic burglary, Ivy was about half-way to the forested park, huge, easily affording Ivy cover and very comfortable quarters. But it took very little time for Dinah, with her sharp memory, to realize the culprit was Poison Ivy. Canary knew Ivy was a dangerous, master criminal. But she also knew Ivy could be careless, even "goofy" at times. She remembered a circus act, a challenge or contest, in which the one who produced the best original, most successful act would win $1,0000. , but Ivy used a "medicinal" plant extract that was supposed to enhance her athletic skills, so that instead of jumping from wire to wire without a net, Pamela, thanks to her drug, forgot what she was doing; her foot was caught in a wire and she swung up and down, up and down, her face white with fear and confusion, her mouth agape, her eyes crossed, struggling as best she could, the audience laughing uncharitably at the failed circus performer, clowns appeared on the scene and performed an improvisational act while the ring master and his youthful apprentices rescued Ivy. No body thought this was a part of Ivy's act. Black Canary had been present among the audience, having heard that Pamela would perform. On another occasion Black Canary witnessed Ivy, an arrested police prisoner, still under hypnosis from one of her sizable number of enemies; she had to act like a chicken, and it took two hours for the best psychiatrists in Gotham to restore her to normalcy. But medical doctors admitted her into a private, medical center for two weeks, making certain her state was not recurring. Because it might have been that any crime Poison Ivy may have committed on this occasion, and with the assistance of her lawyers, later by order of the Governor, Ivy's charges were dropped, and once released from the hospital, Ivy left, a free woman. But Black Canary thought of these matters as she raced like a hound, infallably making a bee-line in the direction of her monetary assailant.    (To be continued.)

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