October 29, 2019

Is the answer blowing in the wind?

Pea Cooper, 46

My hat is inspired by pink blossom being blown away in the wind. It is made of 2 metres of woven straw that was folded and woven, finished off with origami flowers. To me, the hat represents simplicity – even though most people don’t see it like that! While making the hat I was listening to the Bob Dylan song from the 60’s, which I find still very relevant (possibly more so) in today’s society. ‘How many times will the cannon balls fly before they’re forever banned?’, ‘ how many deaths will it take till he knows too many people have died?’. Are people asking these questions? I really hope so and I wish the wind would give us some answers and hope!

Water Lily, 2019Straw50cms x 30cms