Allegory for a Descent” is a drawing that I had been working on for over two years. It’s big, granted, but it took much longer than it should have. I documented the process well though.

While looking for the Triple Goddess drawing in my art journal, I came upon these pages – my planning. Initially I wanted to play with the dual nature of Persephone – the Kore and the Queen – with the focus on the negative space between the two faces. But that idea got abandoned pretty quickly and I decided to rather update the ancient image of Ereshgikal.



The core of the drawing was as a wish-fulfilling aspiration for Amina Taylor: may she succeed in her goals of liberating women from the tyranny of her country’s ways, and may she do so with wisdom and compassion – the full power of the ancient Goddess.




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