"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς"caption, oil on linen wrapped panel, 20 in. x 16 in.
"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς" functions in
one way as a portrait of a friend while in another way as a homage to
the process of renewal with its nascent potential. Khloris, the Greek
goddess/personification of Spring is here depicted as a young women in a
lush landscape at early morning. Though the thyrsus is not her
traditional attribute I included it to remind one of the male aspect of
fertility to accompany the white flower that is symbolic of the feminine
aspect. Sitting on the table with a foot casually dangling off the
edge, the rabbit becomes the symbol of procreation and offspring.