Whilst in Cambodia I was commissioned back in the UK for my first book cover. Emma Restall Orr’s seventh book ‘The Wakeful World’ discusses the theme of animism ‘as a radically different, yet mature and coherent philosophy’ for the current times.
‘Providing deep green ethics with a wholly rational metaphysical foundation, The Wakeful World is a compelling view of the nature of existence and the experience of reality, giving solid ground for the now necessary journey to an integrated and sustainable world.’
The image used was a photograph I made a few years ago called ‘We two’. Inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s sensual studies of flowers I had made the image of the two tulips bending together, a curving tension between them, in the late sunlight at my back door. It’s really lovely to see it used for a book on a subject that I too can feel passionate about, it means a lot to me.