““Midsummer Clootie (for Clare): Write me one beautiful sentence…’

In Scots a ‘clootie’ is a strip of cloth or rag and a ‘clootie well’ is a holy well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, where strips of cloth, rag or pieces of clothing are tied in the branches of the tree in a votive gesture of healing.

““Midsummer Clootie (for Clare): Write me one beautiful sentence…’ was made in remembrance of my friend and sometime colleague, artist Clare Thornton, who died in April 2019. ”