“Persephone” 24×18 inches, oil on panel  SOLD

In Greek mythology, Hades, lord of the underworld, fell in love with Persephone, goddess of springtime, while she was picking flowers in a field. The Fates have decreed that anyone consuming the fruits of the underworld must spend eternity there. Persephone was persuaded into eating some pomegranate seeds (four or six?) and thus was forced to spend part of each year in the underworld.