A legend known throughout the Americas -- the quintessential cursed female spirit, this is La Llorona, The Weeping Woman. The image below is an early one I put together combining a photo I took and a sketch I drew in Photoshop.
This painting is more recent and one I drew in Illustrator, a drawing program. To me, La Llorona carries the collective burden of the violated, maligned female down through history. I wanted to give her tormented spirit some rest and redemption.
La Que Sabe, La Loba
She Who Knows, Wolf Woman
They say she lives among the rotten granite slopes in Tarahumara Indian territory. They say she is buried outside Phoenix near a well. She is said to have been traveling south to Monte Alban in a burnt out car with the back window shot out. She is said to stand by the highway near El Paso, or ride shotgun with truckers to Morelia, Mexico, or that she has been sighted walking to market above Oaxaca with strangely formed boughs of firewood on her back. She is called by many names: La Huesera, Bone Woman, La Trapera, The Gatherer, and La Loba, Wolf Woman.
As told by Clarissa Pinkola Estés, PhD, Women Who Run With the Wolves.