Sheaf
Sheaf | 1988
oil on canvas with collage | 66.5 x 56 cm

Sheaf, n. a bouquet of corn, grasses, wild flowers, &c.
In the likeness of a torch.

His father set him into the ridge at a great distance before him;
and, when he came up to the place, he found a SHEAF cut; and,
those who know what it is to reap, know how pleasant it is to find
now and then a SHEAF cut ready to their hand.

W. Cobbett, Cottage Economy

(Ian Hamilton Finlay, A Concise Classical Dictionary,
Wild Hawthorn Press, 1988)

This work features in the Paintings 1986-1988 exhibition.
This work features in the Blue teapot, pink jug exhibition.

Exhibitions 2