Phyllis Picture

Phyllis (Greek: Φυλλίς) is a character in Greek mythology. Daughter of Lycurgus, King of Thrace, she married Demophon, King of Athens and son of Theseus, while he stopped in Thrace on his journey home from the Trojan war.

Demophon, duty bound to Greece, returns home to help his father, leaving Phyllis behind. She sends him away with a coffin with the sacrament of Rhea, asking him to open it only when he has given up hope of returning to her. From here, the story diverges. In one version, Phyllis commits suicide by hanging herself from a tree. Where she is buried, an almond tree grows, which blossoms when Demophon returns to her.

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This is a picture of my Sculpture final: a clay portrait of a woman/dryad, painted to match the wood of the almond tree she was placed.

I did part of it at home and then attached it to the tree with the hair and shoulder.

That particular almond tree is AMAZINGLY popular among students at the university, you should have seen the fights for having lunch under it last spring. It's so beautiful...

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