words & artwork Angel Marie Baguinat
“Elysium” was inspired by an original piece my brother, Emmanuel John, wrote about love and loss. The first few lines of the song go “Pity the roses for they got no blame, torn from Elysium for a lover’s game”. Elysium was painted with gold and black acrylic, with dried flowers from ex-lovers. A reminder that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.