Wednesday, 10 December 2014

fallen blossom

This piece represents a defining moment for Greenpeace actions manager and lover of Japanese culture, Nikki, who was in the field in Fukushima after the great Tōhoku earthquake tsanami.

Overwhelmed by the power of nature, she told not only of the devastated landscape but how the resilience of people defies all odds to come together in times of crisis and need.

Whilst radiation monitoring, she found a beautiful old wooden Kokeshi doll amongst the destruction. She brushed off the sand and underneath the faded Sakura showed through. This small doll now travels with her - as a symbol of hope.

'Speak of the triumph of the human spirit over selfishness and death'.