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fertility, greek mythology, pomegranate, wax, encaustic, symbolism
Encaustic on plywood
60 x 60 cm

Pomegranates have a diverse cultural-religious significance. The reference here is taken from Persephone's myth. This is the first time I made my own wax objects by pouring the colored wax into clay molds. Then, I literally melted the undersides of both the pomegranate and the seeds with a torch and pressed them against the warm surface. This fruit represents a symbol of fertility exploding its seeds against a night background. It sits on top of a symmetrical wave-like form which I painstakingly painted with thin wax lines resembling the printmaking's woodcut technique.