Today’s Alien Aesthetic is inspired by the myth of Persephone. I’m considering this sequence both a retelling as well as a reclamation of power in Persephone’s honor. In my version of the Myth the darkness of the underworld cannot bare the fierceness of Persephone’s light and she uses this to free herself from the clutches of Hades. This winter finding the courage to walk away from toxic blood relations has been both a challenge and experience that has led to tremendous blessings and new found understandings about my journey. Standing in the power of breaking generational curses I wanted to create a photo sequence about rising from the fires of hell and grips of venomous energy. Naturally, the myth of Persephone came to mind. Shout out to you, Persephone. I promise to continue breaking the chains that try to bind themselves to the light.
For anyone reading this today. You will succeed where Persephone failed- breaking free