on a bed of thistles
on a bed of thistles (2020) | 100cm x 100cm | acrylic, hand dyed cotton threads on raw canvas
‘On a bed of thistles’ portrays the feeling of depression. The body solidifies and is held down by the darkness above. Although being uncomfortable, moving creates the risk of being hurt by the surrounding thistles. Not able to get up, I cling to a gold string of hope. Meanwhile, the chrysanthemum provides the glimpse of optimism, longevity, fidelity, joy, what I yearn for, and what is possible.