Pamela did some experimenting with acrylics on folded and unfolded paper to produce symmetrical paintings. This is the one she put in a frame.
In a note taped on the back she wrote, “2008 / Pamela Holm / shortly after auditions for Wizard of Oz opened”. In that community theatre production in Perth, Pamela played the Wicked Witch of the West and her little dog Winnie stole the show as Toto. (Pam later wrote a poem about their experience, Stage Craft.)
To my best understanding, in this painting format Pam was playing with the idea that we are reflections of higher aspects of ourselves; different levels or dimensions of our greater being. She had names for hers, some of which came from a spiritual path that she pursued (Diane Stein’s Essential Energy Balancing).
Just below the horizon line, is a “liony character”, her Essence Self, and a frog beneath it representing her Etheric Double. In their reflections she saw a “Crone Owl” for the Goddess Self and a figure of Persephone, with whom she could identify in the practice of adeptly diving deep into the subconscious/unconscious and returning. In the bottom corners the figure of Winnie is evident.