“You may forget but let me tell you this: someone in some future time will think of us.” – Sappho
Sappho was a great lyrical poet & musician who lived on the Island of Lesbos in the early seventh century. Sappho is an icon for many LGBTQ+ people as she was famous for her relationships with other women.
In ancient Greece, it was more acceptable to have same-gender relationships than in contemporary times. The island where she spent most of her life spurned the word lesbian. Her name inspired the word Sapphic. A word used to describe things regarding the love between two women.
This animation is loosely based on the painting of Sappho (1877) by Charles Mengin. This sculpture depicts Sappho with her poetry book and her Lyre. Her poetry is all-encompassing, wrapped around her body, indelibly printed onto her skin. It illustrates the moment of contemplation before she leaped to her death from the Leucadian clifftops.
The sculpture was created in Masterpiece VR, then taken into Nomad Sculpt on iPad for further detailing. The textures are hand-painted in Procreate and combined with a collage of artworks and poetry written by Sappho – taken from public domain sources (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho) Lighting and looping animation created with Cinema 4D. Post-production added in After Effects. High Quality 4K Ultra HD video.