Nut
Nut | 1988
oil on canvas | 30.5 x 56 cm

Nut, n. an Arcadian atom.

After this, however, when human life
proceeded to a milder nutriment, and
sacrifices from NUTS were introduced,
they said enough of the oak.

Porphyry, On Abstinence from Animal Food

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

This work features in the Blue teapot, pink jug exhibition.