With Feet Rooted in Soil by Em Atropa

Poisonous plants adorn this figure: Belladonna, Brugmansia, Datura, Amanita muscaria, Poison hemlock, Henbane, Elderberry, Foxglove, Poison ivy, Holly. We are taught to fear and kill misunderstood plants by pouring chemicals on them, eradicating them from the “safety” of our gardens. But poisonous plants have infinite gifts to share with us, only causing harm when theyContinue reading “With Feet Rooted in Soil by Em Atropa”

Poisonous plants adorn this figure: Belladonna, Brugmansia, Datura, Amanita muscaria, Poison hemlock, Henbane, Elderberry, Foxglove, Poison ivy, Holly. We are taught to fear and kill misunderstood plants by pouring chemicals on them, eradicating them from the “safety” of our gardens. But poisonous plants have infinite gifts to share with us, only causing harm when they are mistreated or mishandled. Like those who are incarcerated, each of these uniquely beautiful and important plants deserve the space and compassion to be allowed to grow.

Media: ink, pencils, grease pencil

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