Title: “To Starting Over”
Materials: Muslin, Botanical Dye, Flower Petal Pigmentation, Embroidery Thread
Dimensions: 11″ x 14″ Matted
Description: Eco-dyed and hand-embroidered botanical print
Fun Fact: I created this print after reading Philip Larkin’s poem, “The Trees,” which can be read in full below:
The trees are coming into leaf
Like something almost being said;
The recent buds relax and spread,
Their greenness is a kind of grief.
Is it that they are born again
And we grow old? No, they die too.
Their yearly trick of looking new
Is written down in rings of grain.
Yet still the unresting castles thresh
In fullgrown thickness every May.
Last year is dead, they seem to say,
Begin afresh, afresh, afresh.