It takes time to tame the nettle
I used to like nettle since I was small. Its security system fascinated me, and despite the pain I was touching it, trying to find a way how to touch it without being hurt. I like the shape of nettle leaves, which remains a heart – sometimes symmetrical like catted from template. The most interesting thing in this plant is this combination of pleasant shape with sharp edge and venomous spines. The process of „taming” nettle is very similar with becoming familiar with someone. You have to be careful and gentle to not harm this plant and yourself. Getting to know the other person takes a time – the same with the nettle leaves which have to dry to be able to touch them without a pain.
The example of the nettle shows that we can learn something from plants they have a lot’s of patience, charm, they are stubborn, often unobvious, and have hidden secrets.
I wanted to show in this simple instruction of „taming the nettle” ties of the plant world with the world of men. Working on it was for me an important lesson…
I hope that viewers will find something interesting here for them too!
I’m a girl from the forest! I finished Graphic Design and Art Education at the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun. Now I’m trying to connect gainful work with my passions which are visible arts. I have many ideas in my mind which are waiting for completion, I hope to realize all of them! Now my biggest aim is to publish my diploma work – art book „ Post Herbarium” which talks about meanings of the herbs which were using to describe the fleeting emotions between enamoured people.
Growing up among the nature (my father is a forester, so since I was small I live in the forest) taught me humility and respect to the plants. Flora gives me many inspirations which I use in design, illustration, and in all other creations. I think that plants will be always present in my art works.