Persephone's was a pop-up plant shop - an installation for art lovers, an inspiration for magic seekers, a destination for plant people.
Through this brief, site-specific space, we explored the human connection to nature through artistic collaborations, botanical assemblages, and sculptural objects inspired by the elusive Queen of the Underworld, Persephone.
We offered a small batch of treasured items, artistic compositions and rare Earth specimens symbolizing the life and death cycle of nature as embodied by the mythological Queen of the Underworld, Persephone.
Ceramicist Ben Medansky, a master of earthen materials, created a special collection inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana. This disciplined art form is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature.
With each seasonal iteration of this wandering shop, a new collection of found objects, hand-rendered crafts, and mystical ephemera can be curated. Our mission is to explore new artistic collaborations that push the boundaries of the botanical world.
Photos by Cole Kiburz, Michael Ray Wells, and Skip Hopkins. Video by Cole Kiburz.