Shiver & Shrive

Painting of a woman playing a squeesebox as she sinks into the sand
Shiver & Shrive

59 x 59 x 4.5cm
Oil on Russian Birch, 2017 

She arrived in darkness, Woken by screams, She swam in darkness, Survive by all means. To where were her kin, Her man, her daughter, They sank without sin, By breathing the water. She tasted the end, But found the sea shore, How many others, Lay on the sea floor. As the bay sucked her in, To her imminent doom, She sang to her loved ones, And accepted her tomb.