Three Quotes from Ovid

A folding screen

Cherry, paldao veneer, roble burl veneer, paper
70 inches tall, sets up about 4 ½ feet long

The artwork illustrates quotes from Ovid’s Metamorphasis, the story of Persephone which retells the story of how the seasons came to be. The quotes read:

  • She was picking flowers, roses, crocus and beautiful violets
  • She sat in the shade, under the thick growth of an olive tree
  • It began straightaway to flourish with long ears of grain

Jeffrey and screen printer Catherine Green carefully integrated the drawings with decorative carvings on the wood frame and the veneer work of the panels. The panels have shoji style lattice work, and pivot within an outer frame to allow movement in how the screen can be arranged.