© Copyright Alessandra Kelley
Persephone is the Greek god of the underworld and the dead, spring and new growth. She ruled the afterlife with her husband, Hades.
"Persephone: State" uses a Chicago location, the intersection of State Street and Randolph Street looking towards the east at the second story level. The original Marshall Field's building is in the background at right.
I imagined the queen of the dead processing up the street, no sign of life save for her and a pomegranate, no sight of the sky.
As a note, the building in the immediate background held a combination of low grade retailers, but mostly it seemed an excuse to mount that behemoth of a billboard. It was one of several buildings called by "Chicago Tribune" architecture critic Blair Kamin the ugliest in the Loop, and has since been demolished.