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Persephone Flame

© Copyright Alessandra Kelley

graphite drawing of a leafy plant, a fire where a flower or new growth would be, in front of a deep blackness with shadowy butterflies, growing from skulls and bones

This is a drawing from my sketchbook, one of many on the theme of Persephone, Greek god of the dead and the cycle of spring growth.

Butterflies symbolized human souls to the Greeks and Romans.

an arm, the elbow jutting aggressively to the left

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