Today's piece is a playful nod to something I learned about while living in New Zealand. A cultural phenomenon in multiple countries, Tall Poppy Syndrome goes by many names. People in some societies are resented, criticized, and even attacked for talents and achievements which distinguish them from the rest of their peers. Standing above the crowd can result in being chopped down and made equal in stature to the rest of the population so that discontent and envy remain at a minimum. The focus being on the reminder to retain a sense of humility.
Tall Poppy (she is only 4.5" x 1", but is MUCH taller at 11" x 5" by being on a stand) is made of needle felted wool, silk throwsters, and a tall metal thing I found in a junk shop.