SOMEWHERE / NOT HERE

2016  :  cotton thread on cotton calico

 

Part of REMOH

REMOH is a project stemming from a lifelong interest in Ancient Greek mythology. Using the often overlooked female characters from these stories, new interpretations are put forward, pondering modern female identity, relationships and sexuality.

This piece is inspired by the story of Demeter, the goddess of the harvest, who lost her daughter Persephone to Hades in the Underworld. Her grief was so much that she made the land barren and wandered the world endlessly, searching for her daughter. Persephone was eventually allowed to return for certain periods of the year, which led to the creation of the seasons; Spring and Summer for when they were reunited and Autumn and Winter for when they were apart.