"Spirit of Truth"

“Spirit of Truth,” Wonder Woman, (character created by William Marston and Harry G Peter, inspired by Elizabeth Marston and Olive Byrne, owned by DC Comics) is a stained glass mosaic on a hollow back plastic hanging female half-leg torso.  It measures 16.5 x 30 inches. All pieces have been cut and placed entirely by hand. This piece is grouted with silver sanded grout.

 

Marston, a psychologist, with the help of his wife came up with an idea for a new kind of superhero. Wonder Woman was to be a model of that era's unconventional, liberated woman.  Marston designed Wonder Woman to be an allegory for the ideal love leader; the kind of women who he believed should run society. "Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world...Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power. Not wanting to be girls, they don't want to be tender, submissive, peace-loving as good women are. Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman,” Marston wrote.

 

On October 21, 2016, the United Nations the named Wonder Woman a UN Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

 

Through his creation and testing of the polygraph machine Marston was convinced that women were more honest than men in certain situations and could work more efficiently.  What would you reveal if you were hooked up to comics perfect lie detector, Wonder Woman’s “Lasso of Truth?” We all have secrets.

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