The wonder of Demetra, Chalk Festival 2019, Venice, Florida

The Greek goddess Demetra is the one who created every wonder of the natural world. In this imagine the goddess creates a poppy, a flower, which is her favorite one.

Demetra is represented in all her beauty, with a wreath of Daffodils on her head. Her hair is caressed by the wind and her whole image is lit by the creation of the flower. Satisfied and astonished, the goddess looks at her poppy.

In the work there are other naturalistic and symbolic elements: the ears of wheat that represents the knowledge of the cultivation transmitted to men, the pomegranates, that is the fertility of the land that governs, and the hourglass, that represents the ability to decide the beginning and the end of each animal and vegetable creature.