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Persephone is the continuation of my series “the disappointment”. In Persephone I look at all the emotions from my childhood and what kind of emotions are coming up thinking about that time. Things like dreaming, fantasizing, fairy tales, drawing, crafting, dressing up, playing stand next to restrained anger, fear, loneliness and sadness. It was both there. A light and a dark side.
That is why I chose Persephone as a heroine. As the daughter of Demeter, she is the goddess of spring but she is also the queen of the underworld because, after Hades (god of the underworld) had abducted her, she also chose to take on that role. Persephone is therefore like day and night. She is cheerful, playful and sunny as the goddess of spring and her other side, that of queen of the underworld, is dark and heavy and sometimes depressed. Exactly as I see myself, thinking back to my childhood.
The dark and heavy is the main tone, but the light, the flowers that I also drew when I was a little girl, the butterflies, the fairytale-like and playfulness come through. All these works are unique. Only one piece of everything.