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).

#lily, #flower, #yellow
(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 3.8: "Even by noon of the very first day, she'd etched the walls with lines, counting he left today, he left today, he left today." by Michelle Henry. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Love me no more for I am grown  Too dead and dull for thee to own by Michelle Henry. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Turn your cheeks to me so that I may kiss them by Michelle Henry. oil-painting. Shop online at Bluethumb.

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