The Queen of Wands combines the properties of the Suit of Wands, associated with elemental fire, with the figure of the Queen, which embodies nurturing, feminine, inwardly-focused and embracing personality. This combination results in a card which represents a vivacious and warm personality, full of a fiery passion put to the service of encouragement, assurement, attraction, esteem, and enthusiasm. The back of her throne doesn't have a top, indicating endless possibilities. The lions on the back of her throne are associated with the element fire. Her golden atire shows that she is strong and her fire is burning with great intensity. The desert behind her is another indicator of fire. The rocks on the right side of her throne can show toughness, a hard soul, her independence.
She is holding a sunflower. In their bud stage, sunflowers face and track the sun in its motion across the sky, a behavior called heliotropism. The sun in astrology is considered to be the ruling planet of the sign of leo, a sign which is often associated with this card.
She is the only figure in the Wand court that has no animal portrayals adorning her clothes, which may testify to her simplicity, just being her natural self.
Jane Kenoyer is a 2010 University of Nevada, Reno, Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate. Kenoyer is known for her visual artwork and for writing the recent ballet, Shanghaied.
She has shown work at the Stremmel Gallery and the Sheppard Fine Art Gallery. Her current work of highly detailed portraits reflect real and imagined memories as well as connections to her families’ oral history and story telling. Kenoyer’s great-grandmother Pearl is the origin of why she depicts the female figure in her paintings.
For Kenoyer these connections spill over into the present and ultimately speak to the idea of human experience. She recognizes that these unique memories and moments in time cannot be recreated or replaced, they can only be re-imagined.
She is currently a writer for Hi-Fructose Art Magazine and she is co-owner of OrangeRoom Software. Collectors of her work include internationally known gallery owner Kirsten Anderson.
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