Persephone screen print on handmade paper, multiple colors
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Persephone is a complex goddess that exemplifies life’s most central dualities as well as the importance of balance. Persephone’s tale saw her abducted by Hades and taken to the underworld as his bride. During her time there as Queen of the Underworld, Persephone consumed a handful of pomegranate seeds which sealed her fate— to always return to the underworld for half the year. Her abduction and journey is at the heart of the Elysian mysteries, woven together with the story of her mother Demeter, who’s grief over losing her daughter brought on the fading of nature, creating Autumn and Winter. With Persephone’s return to the earthly realm every spring, her mother’s despair retreated, allowing the lush regeneration of nature and gaining Persephone associations with rebirth. Persephone’s cycle of descending to the shadows and re-emerging with life can be seen as a journey of self balance. As she takes the throne in the underworld, so must we embrace the shadows within us, finding balance and evolution with every death and rebirth of self.
Persephone is original artwork, hand drawn and screen printed by Adrienne Rozzi.
Each piece of paper varies, measuring anywhere from approximately 9" x 11.5" to 9.5" x 12" (inches). Signed by the artist.
Printed with black ink on handmade paper.
This special paper has raw edges. Due to the organic nature of this paper, the shape is not always a perfect rectangle. As part of the handmade process, each piece of paper has an array of organic inclusions such as contrasting fibers, natural wrinkles, and variations in texture. These inclusions are meant to be embraced as a tell-tale sign of the handmade process and make each piece look raw and ancient, reminiscent of a sacred spellbook page.
Nightshade - Cool lilac color reminiscent of the purple of Datura stramonium blooms.
Besom - Earthy brown reminiscent of the twigs of a witch's broom.
Bloodlust - Cool burgundy reminiscent of cold blood.
Harvest - Warm mustard yellow reminiscent of a the golden glow of an autumn bonfire.
**It is best to display this print in a spot where it is not in direct sunlight. Because of the unique paper-making process, the color will lighten slightly when exposed to direct sunlight over a long period of time.
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