Persephone's Garden

This installation comprises 24 tubular forms up to 3 meters long made of silk chiffon and painted with silk dye. Persephone tended her garden until she was abducted by Hades and taken to the underworld. When nature began to wither and die, Zeus had her return from the underworld. However, Hades tricked her and after eating pomegranate seeds, she had to return to the underworld for six months every year. This work deals with the ephemeral of life. Visitors are invited to walk around and through the installation. The resulting air movement sets the objects in motion, which is an central part of the installation. The cylinders are marked with linear shapes that are meant to recall the fragile and ephemeral in the organic world. They are abstract references to plant forms and cellular structures as well as to the internal organs and systems of the human body.