Author: Ellen June Wright

When I Only Knew Your Name

Issue 12 | Summer 2024 |

    after Édouard Manet, Olympia, 1863, Oil on canvas   Fascinating, the woman behind the image next to Olympia, the one who portrayed a prostitute’s maid, nameless over a century. Why shouldn’t I go exploring in the dark to find more of what made you? Why shouldn’t I think about your dressmaker or if …