Hilary Herrmann "Domestic Day"
75 cms x 75 cms Oils on Canvas "I am drawn to the imagery of Francis of Assisi’s Sermon to the Birds, of a robed figure explaining faith to birds, to this vision of crazed fervour and devotion that has been projected across centuries, to the idea of instituting reformation through the details, of changing the world by looking to our smallest creatures. I like the gilded pictures of medieval chickens. Stripped back, removed from its biblical context, the Sermon to the Birds is a tale of democracy, respect and love. It’s the simple observation that birds need the earth as much as we do".