strike the stem
STRIKE THE STEM, STUNT THE GROWTH, 2018
Latch hooked tabard, wool
A dove like hand holding a bouquet of flowers, reminiscent of the stars on the EU flag.
Their red stems a reference to blood lines connecting and to the original flag of the PanEuropean Union.
Each strand hand dyed to achieve perfect EU colouring.
A labour of love, a desperate plea for positivity, the aching of what is to come.
Cutting a plant back can make it flourish, but it’s unlikely when the soil in question is poisoned by a conservative government.