"And Silence was her name.." by Helena Babic

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455 × 610

Acrylic on wooden panel, braced on back with pine bars.

The first painting in my new series “Portal of I” based entirely on the debut album of the same name by Melbourne band Ne Obliviscaris

This piece was inspired by the song

Of Petrichor weaves black noise

“Swan of pale
of porcelain white
her halo, a bloody sun
framing a Botticelli face
of petrichor weaves black noise.
Where her frame disfigures
pale of the swan, painted…dying
wilting in red ribbons
lashing black sails, a tattered mane
her mouth, a death’s head smile
tongueless choirs and baited breath
ever watching…the Angels beheaded
bleeding this heart, come clarity
of petrichor weaves black noise.

Light draped, ephemeral
her stain glass horizon
The hourglass shattered
glacial starfell memories
caligari haunting…
within this cabinet of change
upon flutter eye wings
in efflorescence, the shadow’s sarabande
..and silence was her name..the silence so loud

Time…Cleanse these severed hands of time
rain,rain again
wash away this pain
o moonkissed flesh
new kingdom come of earthen vast

Libera me…

Rain, rain, earthen…
shine, shine
new kingdom, shine
shine on…

Dreamer, I
dream o dream
dream, follow me afar
weep, come kingdom come
(ohh) hope…

Libera me…"


girl, dying, swan, gothic, woman, sunset, clouds, feather, feathers, blue, orange, flying, death, limbo


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    This is wonderful!

  • Thankyou!!

    – Helena Babic

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 2 years ago


    fabulous work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Wow thanks :-)

    – Helena Babic

  • Danica Radman
    Danica Radmanalmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks so much

    – Helena Babic

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