Memories and Meaning
Tessa Watkins has adopted two tiles, one for each of her children, who have chosen the images.
Emma chose to commemorate Rebecca Louise Law's 2014 Garden Museum installation, The Flower Garden Display'd, which has special meaning for her:
"Rebecca Louise Law is rather like the installations she so exquisitely sculpts - delicate yet strong, beautiful yet not showy, quietly sensitive with a little humour to match. I have such happy memories that I have shared with my Mum at the Garden Museum and with Rebecca Louise Law - memories that I treasure and that make me smile. To have the two images brought together on a tile seemed wonderfully meant to be."
Edward's choice of these blue cornflowers is striking for their vivid colour, but the flower, as Tessa explains, has long been a popular decorative motif, for its many meanings, as well as its beauty:
"The blue cornflower was found in many frescoes and tapestries and in Christian symbolism became a symbol of tenderness, fidelity, reliability, power and magnificence."