'The Tanglewood' by Amber Caspian

'The Tanglewood' by Amber Caspian

Wednesday 11 July 2012

Persephone Pomegranates

This idea came to me last year while doodling on envelopes again...
Persephones, biro sketches (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
Persephone's pretty face telling her own story represented by that strange fruit,
the Pomegranate, now so much a part of her.  
Pomegranate and Persephones, watercolour (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
In that fruit I saw her red hair and a crown,
Three Crowns (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
...and her expression saying everything about...
Pomegranate Expressions (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
...the temptations of being a young maid growing to womanhood...
Tempt (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
...who gently teases, with wide eyed naivety, those who would save her from herself...
Tease (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
...and later is torn between the bright realm of her mother and the dark realm of her husband -
Torn (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
In one she is a child again, alive and dancing in the summer meadows...
Strange Fruit Triptych (c) Amber Caspian, 2012
...in the other she is a woman and Queen of the Underworld, with its own price.


  1. What a clever idea! I love that story and I love the glimpses here into how you interpret it.