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Is Ignorance Really Bliss?

Painting

Charlotte Stubley

Growing up, I was taught to turn to natural remedies before modern medicine as my mum is a certified homeopath and reiki practitioner.

I’ve drawn from my own experiences of this by integrating plants such as Lavender, Eucalyptus, St John’s Wort. The body is representational of healing personified, floating within the water as she becomes one with nature. The nymphs are pictured swimming towards the body, in hopes to reach that same state of tranquillity, whilst the woman closes her eyes to convey how we, as a society, are so quick to turn a blind eye when it comes to the medicinal properties of natural remedies.