In legend, Merope is one of the seven Pleiades, daughters to the Titan Atlas. Banished from the company of her royal sisters for daring to fall in love with a mortal, she is also known as the Seventh Sister or the Lost Sister.
As an archetype, she is the outcast as a result of some real or imagined crime, which may be as simple as being just a little bit different.
In astronomy, the Pleiades can be seen as a cluster of stars off the belt of the constellation Orion, visible in the night sky during our long cold northern winters.
Strong, determined, with a mind of her own, Seventh Sister influences my art.