Cassandra was gifted with true prophecy by Apollo, but when she refused his love, he raged. He could not take his gift from her so he added a curse. She would always know the truth, but would never be believed. This image is her inner struggle. The butterflies represent what she knows to be true. They tickle and cling to her, but she is aware she is best served if she holds her own tongue. If she dreamed an image for that, this would be it.
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"Artists are sometimes in a position to tell the truth, but they're positioned as a Cassandra. They're gifted with impeccable prophecy and the assurance of never being listened to."
- Peter Schjeldahl
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