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Of the Leper Butterflies by Helena Babic

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455 × 610

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

The second 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:


“oh why?
oh why the butterfly of man?

oh why?
oh why precious beauty?
with eyes that speak tongues
foresight and memory, maelstrom wormholes
behind, the vast passion
a wish is made upon a nebula
from the leper’s kiss

Conjuring ordered chaos
Kaleidoscope in motion
adorned a porcelain mask,
O’er the enigma… Pierrot of the garden
Where light parts way
The Leper has come home…

I, Leper
…Why. Why?
I, Leper


  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 2 years ago

    its strange and beautifully painted……there can be no fault here

  • Thanks so much Loui :)

    – Helena Babic

  • su2anne
    su2anne5 months ago

    hi Helena i was inspired to write this…
    thank you

  • That was great Su2anne! So I was inspired to paint this from another’s words, which in turn inspired your words :D

    – Helena Babic

  • su2anne
    su2anne5 months ago

    wow Helena this is so exciting!! i am just about to do a seminar with another artist on collaborations and to see this at work in such a marvelous way is truly uplifting!!
    x suzanne:))

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