Amaranth and raspberry colored glass sculpture, referencing the idea of the sensual nature of a pomegranate. Vamvakas Lay often incorporates pomegranate imagery to explore this ancient symbol of spirituality.
"My interest is based in my Greek cultural heritage. Pomegranates of various materials are found in most households as amulets of good fortune, abundance, and fertility. The symbol is linked to the Classical Greek myth of Persephone and the fruit that she brought from the underworld. As a result, pomegranates and pomegranate seeds can symbolically be linked with the unconscious and the spiritual. Pomegranate, as one of the Ancient Greek pagan symbols is still in use in Modern Greece and can be seen as a reminder of the common thread that connects and interweaves the past with the present." - Catherine Vamvakas Lay