In Bloom Silk Twill Scarf, 130cm square £190
Ltd edition of 300, 100% silk twill with a handrolled edge, 130cm x 130cm

Lately when we've been out walking in the evenings through the forest and up to the cliffs I've begun to feel that we are kinda trespassing on 
someone (or something) else's territory. Nature is reclaiming...blooms and foliage are more abundant than before, birds are more vocal, branches snap, there are rustles in the undergrowth and the feeling that you are being watched. It's beautiful, but as the darkness descends...I won't lie, it's a little unnerving. A land barely touched by humans, but inhabited by something else...I now understand why banshees and fairies were so 
quickly accepted by previous generations, especially in the countryside. These days it seems perfectly plausible. 

It reminds me a lot of the print I created last year for Bloom Festival in Phoenix Park, as part of a collaboration with incredible garden designer Leonie Cornelius for the Irish Wheelchair Association. I was inspired by the Victorian language of flowers and mythology, looking into the 
symbolism of the flowers and amazing little creatures found in gardens. I used flowers that symbolised the different impressions I took away from an amazing visit to the IWA in Dublin....what the IWA provides for their members, as well as the characteristics I saw in many of the people I met that day. 

I feel that during the past few months these characteristics have become even more important and valued in all our lives and society as a whole. 

Geranium: friendship
Butterflies: freedom
Bees: community
Beetles: community
Allium: strength
Ferns: shelter
Poppies: vision
Iris: wisdom, courage, admiration
Moths: determination
Dragonfly: strength. 

My little celebration of our beautiful planet and Mother Nature.

Please note that due to the nature of silk and with the scarves being printed in small batches that colours can vary slightly, although we try our best to ensure continuity. Due to this and computer/ phone screen settings the colours can look a little different to above.

In Bloom Silk Twill Scarf. 130cm square.

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