Flower GirlSophie Rawlingson
“In 2019 we saw a rise in people declaring and acting on their love for the environment, and Flower Girl is doing just that. I think we all feel panicked by the climate crisis for many reasons, like fear of water scarcity, desertification, flooding, or thinking of the millions of refugees that will struggle to find safety in those countries most at risk. The idea of an inhabitable planet for humans seems too daunting to think about, so we image climate breakdown as a faraway nightmare, not a current one. We know that natural disasters are happening more frequently than they used to and that they’re more intense, but we’re still at a crossroads for understanding what we can personally do to counteract it all. There’s a lot of fear around the environment, and for lots of us it’s just easier to live in denial and put it to the back of our minds. But to prevent the earth warming by 3 degrees, or 4 or 5, (the UN predicts 4.5 degrees by the year 2100), we need global change at the highest levels, and we feel like we aren’t able to put that into action by ourselves. This piece is inspired by those people, often younger than us, who rally us together and make an individual feel like a tidal wave of political and social change.
Flower Girl is the first embroidered piece of work I’m doing in an ongoing series called Portraits. The girl features flowers around her as objects that represent elements of her personality.
Flower Girl stands for beauty, strength and determination.”
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