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MOONLIT FLORA, 2021
 

A series of works and a poem inspired by the magic of The Cottingley Fairies photographs, the ephemeral nature of other worlds, folklore, and mythology.

Created from a series of photograms made using wildflowers. The watercolour wash found in each photo harks back to the hand-colouring of monochrome photography of the late-19th century. And the black stitches, reminiscent of the dance of marks created by the insects of the night.

"Moonlif Flora' A Series of Artworks by Abby Monroe
"Moonlif Flora' A Series of Artworks by Abby Monroe
"Moonlif Flora' A Series of Artworks by Abby Monroe

moonlit flora,

 

 

a magical world awakes

 

           in a land which they create

 

 

 

and behind the garden gate

 

a secret space awaits

 

 

 

the darkness once full of fright,

 

now blooms bright in moonlight

 

 

 

  inviting us, come and play

 

    in a land we cannot stay

 

 

 

 

witches and fairies know this place

 

they come and go without a trace

 

  

 

 

 

to tell their tale and shine their light

 

on this bright and magical secret night.

amn

"Moonlif Flora' A Series of Artworks by Abby Monroe
"Moonlif Flora' A Series of Artworks by Abby Monroe
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