Rise and Root

Rima Staines is a wonderful British artist who keeps an incredibly interesting blog about her life, her paintings and her thoughts. Whilst she is not a prolific blogger, with Rima, it’s all about quality and not quantity. My only criticism is that the comments left on her blog are incredibly ‘gushing’, but maybe that’s a reflection of the love people have for her and her work?

In her latest post, she talks about a dream and how she saw a symbol which she interpreted as an Ogham symbol. This led her onto creating the above image ‘Rise & Root’. Both the images and the words are incredibly powerful for me:

Rise: against blandness, shopping, concrete, conformity, the pricetag on your days.
Root: in beauty, wild imagination, black earth, stories, otherness, your old heart.

Rima wants the ‘Rise & Root‘ image to be shared far and wide, so please copy it and post it around. Get it printed on t-shirts or whatever – it’d probably make a great tattoo as well!


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