28 x 38 cm (11 x 15 inches)
Inks and mixed media with underprint on Fabriano Artistico 300gsm HP Watercolour paper.
Original handmade variant:
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She took a lot of thought and a long time. This is not really a pretty or peaceful or fun work. I find it uncomfortable to look at and I think that is appropriate,
I think we catch Persephone here in a moment of sombre reflection. Perhaps she’s contemplating what will happen now that she’s eaten the pomegranate seeds and the deal is done.
Perhaps this is a few years down the line as she reluctantly returns to Hades and starts divesting herself of the symbols of life – removing the flowers in her hair one by one and bids farewell to the butterflies which are not welcome in this realm.
Her eye strays to the prozac bottle on the table, which has become most effective at treating the SADs that so many of us suffer as winter rolls around.
Persephone came to accept and even enjoy her time as queen of the realm of the dead, but I cannot imagine there wasn’t a very difficult period of adjustment involved. Once she had accepted her fate, she came to embrace her role, according to the tales I’ve read which reference her. Whether she ever loved her abductor, who knows? I’m betting she had a soft spot for Cerberus and was NO doubt the one who ended up feeding and walking him