Persephone: Spring Picture

Completed: October 2004
Media: Acrylic, silk flowers, tulle

The myth of Persephone and of the Biblical Eve always mingled together in my mind.. The innocent maiden, the dark seducer, and the forbidden fruit all come into play. This is the first piece of my two-part vision.

In the springtime of sexual maturity, the young maiden stares longingly at the forbidden fruit of adulthood.. The untouched blossoms are ignored, as she longs for the elusive and enticing sweetness of becoming a woman.

(Please view Part Two: Winter, here)
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