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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@ marieroberts

Spring is coming, it might not feel like it but green shoots are pushing their way up through Mother Earth. #workinprogress #goddess #watercolour #ishtar #easter #eastre #ostara #spring #celandine #butterfly #gold #silver #hare #sun #moon
I started a little group a few years ago when our local library became a Community Library. It’s called Knot, Knit & Natter. It’s every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month 10am - 12pm. You don’t have to pay and you don’t have to knit! It’s open to everyone, just bring a project, or just bring yourself! There was a great article recently on @bbcradio4 about loneliness and how it is on the increase, little groups like this one are so helpful in getting people out of their home to spend a couple of hours in warm friendly space where there is no pressure to do anything but ‘be’. Everyone is welcome and our next gathering is on Tuesday at Kinver Community Library. We are a very friendly bunch! 😊#community #dontbelonely #textiles #craft #friendship #bbcradio4
A lovely end to a painful week! Beautiful flowers from my love @popsguitars ❤️ red lipstick 💄 and sunshine through the window! 🌞 Have a happy weekend people! #loveofmylife #stillinloveafteralltheseyears #happyfriday #valentines #redlipstick #greyhairdontcare