Getting a little off topic here, but Susan over at My2K posted a reference to the connection between Boticelli's painting of The Birth of Venus and linked it to a similar Mayan myth concerning the Birth of the Corn Goddess. This brought to mind my own version:
The Legendary Birth of Rita St-Jacques
aka Rita on the Half-Shell
(acrylic on canvas, framed in a lobster trap rib found on a beach in the Maritimes)
This version features my two working class heroines, Rita and Betty, who were born into the pre-ordained, inescapable life of being seasonal workers at the local lobster plant. Here we see the buxom Rita, clasping a lobster and crab to modestly cover her lovely endowments, accepting the Sacred Mantle of the Lobster Processor (otherwise known as a uniform) from the fair-haired Betty.