In 2017, I began work on a Persephone act, an act which I’ve used to channel my feelings surrounding those raised as daughters who have complicated relationships with their mothers. This has been such an emotional project for me, and it’s been one fraught with setbacks to my creative process, but I just have to trust that I’ll know when the time is right to put it on stage. That’s the thing about art — it’s not always the same process, and that process isn’t always easy or fast and THAT’S OKAY. Right now I’m at a place where I just have to embrace vulnerability and turn that most powerful force into this work. It’s raw at times, but it’s coming together.
This beautiful headdress was absolutely no heartache to commission, however. This was made by the incomparable @marksloniker, and I cannot wait to pair it with the rest of this costume.