Art in Context

…or, to be less pretentious, it’s a pleasure to go and see a piece of work completed some time ago in situ, in its new home.
Homer's Moly at Hall Farm

This is a cast paper piece, Homer’s Moly, hanging in Hall Farm, Harpswell. Hall Farm Nursery is famous for its wonderful plants. Very appropriate, since the title refers to the bit in the Odyssey where Hermes tells Odysseus to use the juice of the moly plant – thought to be Galanthus (snowdrop) – as an antidote to Circe’s wicked potions. His entire crew have been stricken with amnesia. It seems bit ironic that galanthamine is now being used in the management of Alzheimer’s disease.