Deep Winter Broken Heart by Poppy Palin

Deep Winter Broken Heart was inspired by personal pain and loss, especially for the land which is being destroyed daily. In the time it took to create this image the burned heart-shaped crack-willow - a tree which thrives on the wet Somerset levels and which appears on the right hand lower edge of this painting - was destroyed, as was the willow that inspired the tree in the background...

To resist meaningful change is futile yet to witness destruction for 'change's sake' is heartbreaking.

The land is becoming as homogenised as we are...a brutal reflection of a soulless existence, regimented and controlled to within an inch of its life.

To all our detriments.

In memory of the two bold individual trees and to all who dwelled within and around them.

Deep Winter Broken Heart
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