In this scene, Orpheus sits alone, playing a melancholy song on his lyre in the aftermath of Eurydice’s second death.
The grayscale regions of this drawing represent the underworld; the colorful forest in the middle represents the living world. The white butterflies are a symbolic representation of Eurydice’s spirit.
I’ve always felt a connection to Orpheus. At a time when I had lost everything, Orpheus helped me feel less alone.