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Witches Bottles and Concealed Shoes
I made this image in response to the theme of "Home" during the lockdown period. I felt drawn to the ways people had historically protected the home, with apotropaic items.
For centuries, up until quite recently, people used objects to ensure the house was protected from evil spirits, witches, and fairies. They would be placed where the building was thought to be weakest, where evil could let itself in, in the chimney, attic and floor.