Liminal Spaces Power Point
Liminal spaces are included throughout the Homeric Hymn to Demeter to reveal a transition between two spaces or two states of being. The Hymn tells the story of Demeter and her efforts to persuade Zeus to give her back her daughter Persephone, who unwillingly resides in the murky Underworld with Hades. Accordingly, both Demeter and Persephone must pass through various liminal spaces in order to be reunited with one another. In this project, I isolated nine liminal spaces in the Hymn and matched them with photos taken by me that I believe best represent the transitional qualities of these locations. Most of the photos are various scenes of nature to help illustrate Demeter’s estrangement from her daughter who resides below in the inaccessible realm of Hades as well as her journey as she searches for Persephone over land and ocean. Finally, as Persephone’s reunification with her mother bridges the upper and lower realms and Demeter sends up flowers once again, I aim to show this cycle of birth and rebirth.
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