Yours, Persephone

In this publication, I explore Persephone, the Greek Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld, and her story. In her own myth, she never speaks. As a result, many women have given Persephone a voice through their own words. I collected these different interpretations and scanned flowers in various stages of decay to capture her connection to life and death. The final publication is an 80-page book, hand bound with a coptic stitch.

 

 

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Art Direction
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Bookbinding/Production
Copywriting

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She was picking flowers: rose, crocus, and beautiful violets... She was filled with a sense of wonder, and she reached out with both hands to take hold of the pretty plaything. And the earth, full of roads leading every which way, opened up under her.
— Homeric Hymn to Demeter
 
Victim chapter

Victim chapter

Statues

Seasons

 
But when the earth starts blossoming with fragrant flowers of springtime, flowers of every sort, then it is that you must come up from the misty realms of darkness, once again.
— Homeric Hymn to Demeter