|Virgo's Candy Island / Demeter's Paradise|
oil on canvas, gallery wrapped
12x16 inches / 30.5x40.5 cm
After I painted this I went searching what to name it, as it felt a little like Perelandra (Venus) in C.S. Lewis' epic Space Trilogy, but alas it didn't feel right.
Then I found the planet GJ 504b. It sounds like such a technical name for a planet. But the Artist's representation was gorgeous and very fitting. And the planet is found in the constellation of Virgo - hence the name. Then through my husbands searching skills, he told me the Greek Goddess Demeter is associated with Virgo. I have my own personal back story involving Demeter so that fit too.
And my imagination went from there and I couldnt decide on a name. So it got both.