While I was in Skagen visiting my dad, it seemed like a good idea to do a little work at the same time. I had wanted to paint something with sparrows in it for a long time – and I had started to do a little research on the meaning of these beautiful and yet common little birds. I discovered that the ancient greek poet Sappho used sparrows as a symbol of love – or moreover, as messengers and vehicles of love. For instance, i her poem ‘the Hymn to Aphrodite’ sparrows draw the wagon of the lovegoddess’ across the skies.
So I decided to make a portrait of Sappho. If you would like to see it in its true dimensions (100x150cm) feel free to visit my father’s glass workshop in Skagen, its called Skagen Glasv√¶rksted and its located at Sct. Laurentiivej 95, Skagen.