herstory

Prahran 1989

Introduction

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A shimmering haze fills the house. Carmel brings me Sophie.

1989 Corridor - pastel on paper

 

 

SOPHIE

 

First of all Sophie was a fish

and then she became a wonderful snake

and then a bird.

Sophie became an angel.

She could dance and sing,

'I am sophie, Sophie, Sophie, and I can play the violin.'

Then she turned into a baby girl.

Sophie was born.

And then one day, Sophie gave a concert

And in the music she turned into a fish, a snake, a bird.

Sophie became again the angel that whe was before.

And the people knew and on their backs their own wings grew.

And they rose up into the air with her

And Sophie played and played and played.

 

 

Carmel Bird, 1984