Ilene Satala’s Mary Magdalene
Written June 2008
Ilene named this beauty, The Woman Who Knew All. I love Mary Magdalene. I love her boldness, her holiness that she maintained and lived within even when so many others discarded it. I love her wild red Celtic hair and her curves and her willingness to be true to herself. I love her sensuality that she lived honestly and openly. And her wisdom. I love her wisdom.
Since I have this fascination with Mary Magdalene, I had to have this painting of Ilene’s. The colors are the bold ones that I am drawn to. The sacredness of it all captures her intensity and how she should be remembered by all.
And Ilene…she is such a champion of me. She believes in me and her inspiration is something that I continue to rely on and cherish. I wanted to have something of her in my space to honor her presence in my creative life.
Please feel free to explore some of Ilene’s work.