Wednesday, September 29, 2010

For Demeter: Life is Sweet

This piece was inspired by the story of the Earth Mother Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Persephone's return to earth from the Underworld every spring brings joy to her mother and causes Demeter to shed her garments of winter and mourning and return the earth to growth and abundance.
Demeter wears a coat knit of mohair and hand stitched pants of dupioni silk. She cradles a bouquet of hand felted flowers in her arms. She is approximately 20" tall and hangs on the wall.