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
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Leen Huysmans
Els Wydaeghe
Rennie Geldhof
Melissa Schaf
Sona Sahakian
Sona Sahakian
Dilum Coppens
Dilum Coppens
Charlot Catteeuw
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Maria Wilken-Keeve
Kore Hermans
Marc Goddefroy
Christa Verheyen
Marc Goddefroy
Gino P. Dermaut
frieke verle
frieke verle
frieke verle
frieke verle
frieke verle
Charlot Catteeuw
Jan Truyens
Filip Callewaert
Jade Jade van der Hoef
Charlot Catteeuw
Charlot Catteeuw
Charlot Catteeuw
Charlot Catteeuw
Karolien Vrints
Charlot Catteeuw
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Norbert Vandamme
Edith Meijering
Edith Meijering
Edith Meijering
Matthieu Claus
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Elsa van den Hoogen
Melissa Schaf
Joachim Claeys
myriam storms
myriam storms
myriam storms
Rit Verbeelen
Walter Dermul
Walter Dermul