From the Studio: For Persephone

Persephone is painted (literally painted, sculpted, and written about) as Hades’s poor prey. The Greek myth goes that Hades, God of the Underworld, glimpses Persephone picking flowers in a field with Athena and Artemis. Overcome by her beauty, he bursts through the earth from the Underworld, captures her, and brings her down to live with…

fools rush in

Got some new products in the shop! I made a couple of these Marie Antoinette-inspired embroidered masks for spring! The “fools rush in” version refers to the scene in the wee hours of the morning when Marie is traveling back from the ball. “Let them eat cake” is, well…infamous. I…

Lee Bontecou

Picture Howl’s moving castle torn apart and made stationary. The gaping hellmouth holes, the whirring components, and the rusted edges all taken from the wizard’s enchanted home and mounted on a gallery wall. This imagery came to mind when I first encountered Lee Bontecou’s sculptures. Her work felt familiar to me–perhaps…

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