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Stories, both mythical and everyday, form a
pathway leading to the creation of artwork.
Here are some postcards from the journey…

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    William Blake's Flowers Descending on the World

    Here's an illuminated etching based on a dream I had many years ago, in which I saw a drawing of Blake's with this title.

    The sky was filled with flowers, all with their faces turned towards the earth as they drifted down, a potent blessing on the world.

    To create the central tree, I took my inked glass and an easel into the meadow on the other side of Rennaldburn and drew the hawthorn there, which has been a wishing tree for a long time.

    Here's a little minute-long 'making of' time-lapse:

    The etching has been framed with hand-carved wood, gilded with 24-carat gold.

    It has a lightbox behind it, is 33cm x 63cm, & is £380 including p&p. You can buy it here :)

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