Persephone in Oregon

Photo Gallery

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Each of the photographs chosen to tell Persephone's story is part of a series of two or three additional pictures that add context or change perspective. These images, in addition to those appearing in the book, are being released in conjunction with the six-part Persephone in Oregon PDF series and can be individually purchased as full-sized (11" x 17") 300 dpi (dots per inch) PDF files, as top quality color prints, and/or as collector quality archical ink photographs.

"Each picture is intended to tell a story; each series of pictures (“pinax”) is also intended to tell a story; all of the pictures together (“pinakes”) tell an entirely different story. It depends on who is viewing the images, when and where, as to what the stories are."

Part I. New Moon Five pinakes totaling 19 photographs showing Persephone entering Oregon, exploring, and making a decision to stay. At least for a while.

Super Blue Moon Eclipse

January 31, 2018

Part II. Summer Solstice Four pinakes totaling 18 photographs tell of an idyllic time, mysterious rock carvings, and Persephone's odd decision to eat blue huckleberries in this new land.

Summer Solstice

June 21, 2018

Part III. Fall Equinox Four pinakes totaling 15 photographs document Persephone's sadness and confusion when plants begin to die all around; a Talking Snake sends her on a quest to seek a cure for this malady.

Fall Equinox

September 23, 2018

Part IV. Blue Moon Three pinakes totaling 11 photographs tell of Persephone's meeting with Luna and her subsequent journey to the Deadlands to bargain with Death.

Full Moon

November 22, 2018

Part V. Winter Solstice Four pinakes totaling 17 photographs show Persephone's return to Oregon to witness death all around; a journey through fire and ice for counsel with the Three Sisters.

Winter Solstice

December 21, 2018

Part VI. Spring Equinox Five pinakes totaling 20 photographs showing Persephone learning of her new found powers to create wildflowers; her vow to Death, and a decision to share.

Spring Equinox

March 20, 2019

Part VII. Index & Timeline Persephone Timeline of past 10,000 years; detailed descriptions of each photograph appearing in book: thumbnail, title, date, and location.

Spring Equinox

March 20, 2019

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