Persephone's Tale is from a series called The Secret Garden. In ancient Greek mythology Persephone was the Greek goddess of spring. Hades the god of the underworld fell in love with her and lured her to the underworld to be his wife. Her mother the goddess Demeter (mother of the Earth) missed her so much that she stopped tending to the plants and animals and the earth began to die. As the story goes each year Persephone returns from the underworld to visit her mother and bring us spring but because Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds, a food of the underworld, she must return to him each year after the autumn harvest. The found objects I use in the Secret Garden Series are old, worn and maybe a little rusty on the outside. They've seen some wear, have a few chips and dings. With a little love and attention something wild and wonderful grows out from their ruins!
This piece is made with a vintage broken clock part purchased from the fabulous Etsy shop Anela and El Diablo The rest of the piece is made with carved aspen that is delicately painted with acrylic and metal leaf
Size: 9"L x 3.5"w x 2.5"d