Fior di Labra (The Flowers of Our Lips)
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Fior di Labra (Bronze edition 1/5) is a poetic Italian expression, meaning literally, flowers of the lips, which idiomatically refers to whispering. Whispers, like flowers, are fragile impermanent things not destined to last long. Whispers impart secrets, share confidence, tell stories only meant for those close. The sculpture, part face, part flower, part sphinx, has her secrets to share, but you must come close to touch her lips and learn them.