Persephone's Choice: Every Woman's Dilemma
With Persephone, Greek Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld as both a starting point and inspiration, this conceptual photographic series also became an exploration of the meaning of being female with both body and mind. The thirteen images from the series presented here became a basis for discussion of myth and meaning. More than that, the images are about a woman defining for herself what it means to be a woman, rather than accepting a definition imposed by Society. What began as a small personal project for this photographer also became a search for meaning of self, reflecting back on life as a woman, anthropologist, and obstetrician-gynecologist.
"My Fate, by Choice," a photographic artistic creation representing Persephone's return to the Underworld and her husband, Hades, starting Winter here on Earth, is one of the cornerstones of the series.
It is available for purchase as a 16x23.5" brushed aluminum print. This is not the typical metal print you see many place today. This has visual depth that appears almost like a painting, and there is no glare.
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