PROSERPINE [aka PROSERPINA]
an ancient Roman goddess of the Underworld and Spring, one whose cult, myths and mysteries were based on those of Greek Persephone and her mother Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain and agriculture. The Romans identified Proserpine with their native fertility goddess Libera, daughter of the grain and agriculture goddess Ceres and wife to Liber.
Etymology: Latinisation of “Persephone”, perhaps influenced by the Latin proserpere, “to emerge, to creep forth”.
Mariana Calazans by Zee Nunes for VOGUE Brazil April 2014.
Photography: Zee Nunes
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Pedro Sales
Makeup: Silvio Giorgio
1. I need to affirm and to validate myself as it’s hard to accept validation from others if, deep down inside, I don’t believe it’s true.
2. My time is valuable as anybody else’s so I need to prioritise what I need to do.
3. I can’t give to others, and help to build them up, if I’m not…
MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST
BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2
TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I
CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS
MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE
MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST
BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
The Tracey Fragments (2007)