SJÖÖ, Monica; HAMILTON HELLE, Una (ed.); HUGHES, Matthew (ed.)
Monica Sjöö: artist, activist, writer, mother, warrior,
Monica Sjöö spent most of her life in Bristol and Wales, and was deeply engaged with the landscape around her. Her paintings show Britain's sacred sites as portals to the ancient past, of which she also wrote about extensively. Although her theories and artworks about the Earth Mother were being made at the same time as the New Age scene was developing in the 70s and 80s, Monica was an outspoken critic of the movement's more commercial and individualistic thinking. Her spirituality was intimately entwined with her politics, and she was an active member of grassroots initiatives throughout her life. This zine is an introduction to Monica's work, and is intended to recognise her important contribution to art, activism and spirituality in the UK and internationally.