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Botanical Studies: Burdock (Arctium)

Painting of plant with eye and mouth shouting 2019. Acrylic and metallic paint on canvas. 35cm x 25cm x 2cm

The series Botanical Studies are paintings of medicinal plants that could be used to treat the emotional symptoms created by political problems such as historical lack of equality or opportunities.
Burdock is used as a diuretic and to purify the blood. In Anatolia it was believed to ward off the evil eye and it was woven into kilims. It also symbolises abundance.