Ineluctable Valentine, 2023

Mixed Media

Oil, ink, and dye on canvas

50.00 x 42.00 x 2.50 in

127.0 x 106.7 x 6.3 cm

Unique Work

This work is signed by the artist on verso.

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50.00 x 42.00 x 2.50 in

127.0 x 106.7 x 6.3 cm

Unique Work


    About The Work

    Lines from the ancient Greek poet Sappho provide a fragment for the title of this work, part of the 'Listening' series (2019-2023):

    Now Love, the ineluctable, with bitter sweetness
    Fills me, overwhelms me, and shakes my being

    This painting takes part in the poetry of the fragment. Sappho's writing survives only in these partial glimpses. Part of the wonder is how Sappho's lines conjure up whole worlds of feeling from almost nothing. In architecture, it's called a 'parti' — a part that gives a sense of the (possibly missing or invisible) whole.

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    About Christina McPhee

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    • This work is permanently hung on custom wood stretchers.

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