This body of work is based on the story of Demeter and Persephone; a very powerful story that explores the mysteries of the seasons, birth, death, resurrection, heaven and hell, relationships and the sacred and enduring love and sacrifice between a parent and child. It is a story that spans the continents and crosses into most religious and cultural belief systems.
It has also been a personal journey for me. The story, the struggle and the agony of loss and the found love of relationships. This body of work has pushed me to a different level of painting, making me explore different surfaces, mixed media and texture. Many challenges, births, death, resurrection, heaven and hell and more have been captured in these paintings. I am grateful. Experience! -Maureen Gasek