Bringing in the May

A tiny one off bronze. I have made several bronze sculptures which feature hybrid forms, women and animals sharing the same body. This little piece was inspired by my Mothers’ superstition regarding hawthorne blossom. As children we were forbid from picking it and heaven forbid bringing it into the house! I have a feeling that this superstition might have stemmed from pagan traditions and from a time when hares were believed to be sacred and closely linked to femininity. My little figure sits finishing off the embroidery that I began, stitching with her golden needle and ‘bringing in the may’.

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Bronze and Embroidered Silk

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2017

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Who might this turn out to be? I wonder? Will she have fur? Or antlers? Or moss? Or all of those thing? #spiritdoll #workinprogress #goddess #take13artists
This began in Pembrokeshire and was finished today in Kinver! A little unseasonal I know, but a hare was in my ‘head queue’ 😂 I am enjoying these creatures that want to be painted. “I am the Hare” available as cards, prints and canvases. DM me for details. Happy Friday lovelies! #hare #harebells #mystery #watercolor #painting #print #take13artists
Hope everyone is ok, having a day that has gone between fine and fearful, so for now I shall paint fur on a hare because I am lucky that I can ... #hare #painting #shapeshifter #take13artists