Michelle Henry

“Open yourself like this and become whole” (from a poem by Margaret Atwood), 2020

Oil on canvas. 120x40cm
“Found in a book entitled “eros” this title resonated with me when I thought about how we risk ourselves to open up to our lovers and become one with them. The cropping of the white chrysanthemum focuses on the darkened centre which, with its seemingly endless number of petals, opens slowly over the life of the flower.”