Virgo is often depicted as a virgin the zodiac, so I took that concept one step further and applied it to the Virgin Mother or Madonna figure that one commonly sees in Catholic icons. The little blue penguin was my animal inspiration for this piece. The spalted maple grain patterns work perfectly to give the feeling of a belly button and delicate claws on the toes. The pale blue color adds both the narrative and symbolism to my interpretation of Virgo.
- Donna Dodson