I love their colourful leathery skin and the way inside they are divided up into neat little compartments containing jewel like seeds.
And I love those seeds - crunchy and juicy at the same time. This was part of my breakfast this morning... not a chocolate muffin in sight!
But this fascination with pomegranates is not something new and these are drawings and prints that I made a few years ago.
They are considered symbols of fertility and have associations with the Greek myth of the goddess Persephone.
At the time I toyed with the idea of creating a garment that could be worn by Persephone while she spent her winters in Hades waiting for the return of spring. Something bright and colourful to remind her of warmer, brighter days.
But my plans for a bodice for Persephone never really got beyond the drawing and sampling stage.
I started my degree and suddenly my focus was elsewear*. But recently I've unearthed the drawings and have started to think about Persephone's "pomegranate" bodice once more. I've moved a long way from my original ideas and I'm still a long way from finishing but I have made a start.
Which is just as well, as I need this finished by the beginning of March. I thought if I told you it might make me get a move on!
*As pointed out by chocolatefrog "elsewear" is a bit of a Freudian typo... but I liked it so have kept it in!