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"Portrait of Maija as Khloris/Χλωρίς" by Claudia

"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.

Drawings by Rory Alan MacLean