The whole collection of delicately assembled installations by Elizabeth Willow was truly enchanting! My favourite piece 'It's not all sweetness and light' (see bottom left), combined everything that I love about art and aesthetics. Using light as the central component, Willow twined branches in a circular construction almost like a nesting light shade. Draped from the branches were strings of white cotton thread encrusted with crystallised sugar resembling a spiders web jewelled with tiny rain drops. The warm glow of the yellow naked bulb cast soft shadows and emitted a calming warmth.
After taking this photograph I immediately made the connection between the warmth of the glowing light in Elizabeth Willow's piece, the naturally occurring moving shadow from the trees and the same warmth and comfort we find in drinking tea.