Cactus Gallery LA
PERSEPHONE by artist Alex Wells (Ragged Caravan)
Paper clay; vintage medallion; vintage textiles, including leather gloves, 19th century red silk, trim, and lace, 1950s millinery flowers and leaves; 1960s hat feathers; Swarovski pearls, 5” tall
The goddess Persephone embodies the vegetative power that shoots forth in Spring and burrows deep in Autumn. Harvest the last of the summer bounty, my friends—in this part of the world the Mistress has gone back to her husband Hades to rule the dead.
If you feel yourself slowing down, going inward, listen to your body. Conserve your energy and rest. Now is the time for candlelight and warm coals, hot cider and the company of quiet friends.