Friday, December 01, 2006


The Goddess Kore spends the summer months with her mother Demeter, and the winter months in the Underworld. When Kore rises in the Spring, the Earth along with her mother rejoices at her return, blossoming in celebration. And when Kore departs in Winter, the snows cover the ground and all is still and quiet while the Goddess dreams. This painting was inspired from a song from the Winter Solstice Singing Service that is performed annually at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane. (Words and music by John Schrag, based on a chant by Sabina C. Becker, ritual composed by Julie Forest Middeleton and Stasa Morgan-Appel.)

This piece is silk charmeuse fabric, handpainted with silk dyes and gutta, approximately 35x35 inches, hung from an oak dowel with drapery clips in the shape of black suns. On display during the month of Dec 2006 at The Artist Tree - 828 W Sprague Ave in downtown Spokane, WA.

©2006 Joan Medina - All copyrights reserved. Any reproduction of this work, in part or in whole, by any means now known or hereafter invented, including photographic, electronic, or mechanical, is forbidden without written permission of the Artist.


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