The Risk series is inspired by the Buddhist oxherd story where the man finds the wild ox and brings it back, tames it and teaches it to work, pull and serve the man. After some decades the ox is compliant and doesn't need coercion. The story is a metaphor for the man's spiritual development.
A woman needs a less tameable, wilder beast, in the artist's view. The steps to self knowledge and evolution are outlined and illustrated in this series. See the following steps from 1 to 9.