Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA

Portfolio: • Windsor on My Wall

Orb, sceptre and lace - a study

Orb, sceptre and lace - a study

The bronze queen holds traditional symbols of British Royal power. The orb represents godly power, and the sceptre is a symbol of earthly authority. But when I looked more closely I noticed Victoria also wears lace — delicate, feminine, fragile, fashioned by female hands.

Victoria’s lace outlasted the British empire, but British ceremonial traditions continue.

Watercolour on Paper