The Invitation

Here is a much better shot of my latest piece, just before it went off to get framed.

The idea of going “down the rabbit hole” is these days generally associated with Alice’s descent into the other world of Wonderland. However this imagery is much older than that. There are alchemical texts which depict the aspirant following a rabbit into its burrow as they delve into the mysteries of the universe, and there are also parallels with shamanic cultures where burrows and other gaps in the earth are entry points into the underworld, often with animal spirit guides leading the way. In my version the being contemplating the descent is fiery and bright, as the fire descends into the Earth and unites them as one.

The piece stands at about 25cm high and 10cm wide (I will measure it when I get it back from the framers and put in the exact measurements!) in a found wooden box and is entirely needle felted from wool and mixed fiber bats.

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