Portfolio - Flora - Click on images for details
As the name suggests, "Primavera" represents the arrival and celebration of Spring.Venus, Goddess of Love, appears in the middle of an orange grove, on a meadow adorned with flowers. The poet, Ovid, in "Fasti" portrays the beginning of Spring as the transformation of the nymph Chloris (far right in the picture) into Flora, Goddess of Flowers. Zephyrus, who is pursuing her, was so fired with wild passion upon catching sight of her, that he took her by force. Regretting the violence of his actions, however, he transformed her into the Flower-Goddess of Spring. Her robe is lavishly adorned with flowers. Her garland is composed of innumerable flowers, identifying her as the goddess from whom flowers come. I've attempted to recreate her portrait in mosaic form.
Exhibited at "A Sum of All Parts", an Invitational Show, Bathhouse Cultural Center, Dallas, TX