Stop the World




In the deep winter I find I just want to hibernate. Dealing with the world becomes an effort. I spend more time in my own head and lprefer to be left alone to get on with tasks. Over the years I’ve tried to plan for this phase in year with varied success. One method I’ve used is to have a big creative project to get stuck into for a few weeks. The red flowers in this piece are witch hazel. They represent protection shelter and healing. In addition to the icy cold expanse and stormy theme of winter in the piece I have used cow parsley also known as mother-die to represent dangers and animosity. To deter them from picking poisonous hemlock which looks similar children were told that if they picked cow parsley then their mother would die.

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Dimensions 50 × 70 cm