Another experiment in negative painting. I was inspired by dream journeys where I am on a train and see scenes of places I have visited or lived in or simply passed by rushing by through the train windows.
This weeks topic was “Gifts from our Roots”. I was musing on the mixed blessings and curses from my own roots when I thought about the Persephone myth, one that has long resonated with me.
Because I was taking a bit of a contrarian approach to the topic, I thought it might suit a “negative painting” technique where the foreground images are constructed through hiding parts of the foreground.
Persephone climbs up the roots from the underworld still clutching a pomegranate. The seeds she consumed in the Underworld will keep pulling her into darkness.
I like to feel that the seeds of darkness also help one see the light and feel empathatically the darkness withint others.