Goddess of Spring
This large glazed ceramic bottle, covered in layers or enamel, plastic, glitter and gold is named for Persephone, the goddess queen of the underworld, and the goddess of spring.
Persephone the maiden, became the goddess of spring’s bounty. Before that fateful decent, Persephone was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, she was seized by Haides, the god of the dead, who carried Persephone to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter despaired at her disappearance. She was furious learning of her daughters abduction, so she refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Zeus and Haides consented, but because the Persephone had tasted of the food of Haides (pomegranate seeds) she was forced to spend half of the year with Haides in the underworld. Her annual return to the earth in spring is marked by the flowering of the meadows and the growth of the new grain, and her lamentable return to the underworld in winter, conversely is marked by the dying of plants and halting of growth.