„The opera world was shocked! But the image is very classical. It's taken from Botticelli's portrait of Venus, who's standing in a seashell with her hair covering her body. It's very sensual. It represents the vulnerable side of me. Although I'm not wearing any clothes, it comes across very well.“
— Sarah Brightman
The Straits Times (Singapore) (2001); On the promotional photos for her Classics CD.