Winter '22 Flowers of Resistance
Kate Lewis83 x 83 cm
Newspaper collage on archival cotton rag paper
Limited edition print
Edition of 20, signed and numbered on the front
This work covers stories from Dec 21 2021- March 20 2022. Stories of peace and war dominate, with the invasion of Ukraine and its fierce resistance against Russia, providing the theme that carries through this work. These flowers remind us of the love (the Dec 24th wedding of Ukrainian soldiers, Anna and Dmitry, as Russian troops gathered at the border ), hope (a child singing “Let it Go” in a bomb shelter), inspiration (the Snake Island border guards “Russian warship, Go F*** Yourself”), and heartbreak (the siege of Mariupol) of the first months of the year—just as Britain was beginning to emerge from Covid restrictions and the world was gathering for the Winter Olympics in Beijing.