Michelle Henry
Michelle Henry

Sydney, Australia

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Medium

Oil on linen

Description

The quote in the title is from the ancient Greek female poet Sappho. Her poetry only survives as fragments on ancient scrolls but there is one complete poem. She was from Lesbos and her love poetry was mostly directed towards other women which is where the terms "lesbian" and "sapphic love" come from. I used her poetry for these works because of the connection with the irises (the Greek goddess Iris being the personification of the rainbow - the rainbow being connected with the LGBTI community).

TAGS

#lily, #flower, #yellow
(CreativeWork) I said to Love, ‘It is not now as in old days… by Michelle Henry. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) I desired my dust to be mingled with yours by Michelle Henry. drawing. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) I count on your love, and my love will last as long as my life by Michelle Henry. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Gathasaptasati 1.73: "Whatever patch of limb he gazes upon with unblinking eyes, I cover up; but want him to see it anyway." by Michelle Henry. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.

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