"Autumn Mourning", the title says it all. This is Persephone of Greek mythology and she's not exactly happy. . . As the myth goes, Persephone is the cause and effect relationship between the change of the seasons. Her mother, Demeter; the goddess of nature, was very close to her and fell into depression when Hades abducted her to the underworld. The gods decided to intervene only when Demeter's depression threatened to throw the world into eternal winter. There was one problem, one rule of the underworld states, "you can't leave once you have eaten of the food there". Unfortunately for Persephone, she had eaten a single seed while in the underworld. Luckily the full pantheon of gods trumps one rule, so they made an exception; Persephone could spend equal time with her mother as she did with Hades. In the myth, that is how we get the division of fall/winter and spring/summer.
In my depiction of Persephone, I have placed her just at the change of the seasons. Autumn and winter are creeping upon her and she is about to be snatched back to the underworld. Of course she is distraught as anyone in her situation would be. What she neglects to realize is that there still is hope. Everyone has troubles and trials in their life, and no matter how hard you try it will always find you. There is only one thing to be done, face it and endure it . . . Luckily, we have friends, family and God to support us through it, so we can always have hope.
Autumn Mourning : Dimensions (30"H x 40"W ?) : Price $3000 USD
Material - Oil on canvas