Recently,l was asked to make a Mother Earth inspired by Sibylle von Olfers classic tale.
Some years back this needle felted Mother Earth and her root children appeared.
Another rendition of this ancient mother depicted her as a beneficient element of nature.
This is the latest version. The characters are Waldorf style dolls. Simplicity allows imagination to develop characters and their stories.
Her children to me symbolise hope in the future, but is it too late? Our treatment of the environment has been brutal,driven by greed and ignorance. Mother Earth has,over many millenia, been creating, nurturing and supporting life; whereas mankind has sent many of her creations into extinction. Has Her patience been too tested? Will she put on her dark mask to become Kali the avenger? This appears to be happening already as we hurtle into the dire consequences of climate change
Making these little dolls has led the mind into the deep canyons and vast unknown of contemplating the mystery of life.