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Botanical studies: Milk thistle (Silybum marianum)

Painting of expectant milk thistle with eye and mouth 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.
Milk thistle is used to treat the liver and to stimulate prolactine, the hormone that regulates milk production.