martes, 18 de septiembre de 2012

This is the drawing for the proyect Proserpine. It is based on the rape of  Proserpine.
Proserpine or Pershepone is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter,she was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld. 
This is a poem of Lee Ann Schaffer which served as an inspiration for make the drawing:

Tell me that you weren’t hungry that day.
Tell me that’s not what got you to stay.
Seven seeds don’t seem like quite enough
Reason to leave a mother’s deep love.

I want to believe you had the choice; 
I was hearing more than my own voice; 
That you opened the palms of your hands
To offer your heart, not meet my demands.

Convince me that you want to be here; 
It’s not my trick that keeps you so near.
You chose me. You love me. This is real.
No silly seven seeds sealed the deal.

Miss your mother when the door must shut; 
Love and hurt when you must leave her, but—
Come back wearing our hearts on your sleeve;
Yearn to stay here, and I will believe.

No need to say; I know why you go.
I won’t block your way, make a big show.
Just tell me you weren’t hungry that day.
Just tell me I’m the reason you stay. 

From this emerges the idea of doing a drawing about a real rape of a girl. I thought in the case of JonBenét Patricia Ramsey.
She was an American child beauty pageant queen, she was six years old. The body was found in the basement of the family home nearly eight hours after her mother had reported the missing.
Since the beginning of the investigation, the defensive attitude of the parents of JonBenét called the attention of the authorities. 
Vanity Fair magazine said that the girl had died while their parents practiced with her a sex game that got away from control. A similar theory raised the coroner Cyril Wecht.
The text in the above part of the drawing is a extract of the ransom note.
The man on the right is John Mark Karr, who confessed to be the autor of the murder, adding that the girl's death "was an accident". Apparently, the man was obsessed with the girl.
However,  DNA tests confirmed that Karr was not the murderer .But he was arrested because of allegations linking him to pornography infantil.
Today he refers to himself as a woman, her name is Delia Alexis Reich.
The rest of the text is coming from the Charles Manson´s song "Cease to Exist".