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Looking up through horse chestnut leaves when I’m feeling confused by Emily Finch 
Oil Paint on Canvas
Image size: H:100 cm x W:30 cm
Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:100 cm x W:30 cm x D:4cm
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This painting of the sun shining down through Horse Chestnut tree leaves onto the shady ground of Emz's local woods, was painted the day she learned a new word. Komorebi. This is a Japanese word that means just that - the sun shining through layers of leaves. Emz spent a long time trying to describe the feeling of looking at the sun through leaves..something she's been in awe of since a child. Just to know that there's a word for it, helps her feel less confused about the world. This painting is part of a series called Look Up Trees. Emz spends time with trees daily to help her mind heal from PTSD in 2021. She has 'grown' over 140 trees in oil paint and digitally on her ipad. The mindful painting process she's established helps her to recognise and work through some difficult emotions. She's currently working on ways she can share these tools with others through a mindful sketching practice.