persephone's light

Every September, I get the same sensation. The end of summer, not yet fall. It usually happened on September 1st, the day school started again. I wake up, and look out of the window. The sky is a clear light-blue, and the window has dew on it. While I’m warm under the covers, my breath is cold. It is the first day that my room will be cold again.

This phenomenon corresponded with my favourite myth: the myth of Persephone and Demeter. Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Goddess of fertility. One day the God of the Underworld, Hades, kidnapped Persephone and made her his Queen. Demeter was devastated, and everything on Earth withered. Zeus, distressed by the humans cry for help, made an agreement. Persephone was allowed to return to her mother for half of the year, and had to spend the other half with Hades. Thus, the seasons were born: Demeter rejoices when her daughter arrives, making everything bloom. But when Persephone has to leave, everything on earth falls into winter.

3x A2, 60x80cm, 110x170cm
2018
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Els Wydaeghe
Rennie Geldhof
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Marc Goddefroy
Gino P. Dermaut
frieke verle
frieke verle
frieke verle
frieke verle
frieke verle
Charlot Catteeuw
Muriel Princen
Charlot Catteeuw
david dodukalo
david dodukalo
Jan Truyens
Filip Callewaert
Elien Crul
Jade Jade van der Hoef
Charlot Catteeuw
Marianne De Roo
Charlot Catteeuw
Yvonne Willemse
Yvonne Willemse
Yvonne Willemse
Isabella Theys
Kim Delbarre
Joachim Dumoulin
Joachim Dumoulin
Greet Verstraete
Filip NOYEZ
Isabella Theys
Walter Dermul
Walter Dermul
Netka Croonenborghs
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Isabella Theys
Sofie Dierickx-Visschers
Sofie Dierickx-Visschers
Tamara De Prest
Tamara De Prest
Miriam Maes
Miriam Maes
Maarten Dedroog
Marc Goddefroy
Charlot Catteeuw
rian lemairesmulders
rian lemairesmulders
rian lemairesmulders
rian lemairesmulders
Marianne De Roo
Marianne De Roo
Charlot Catteeuw
Maaike Huys
Karolien Vrints
Paul De Ryck
Paul De Ryck
Paul De Ryck
Paul De Ryck
Paul De Ryck
Kristel Naessens
Nancy Haesevoets
Charlot Catteeuw
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme