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WAKE THE WARRIOR



Inspired by the mythology, culture and spirituality represented in The Staffordshire Hoard – a circa 7th century Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork hoard discovered in 2009 – Naseem Darbey adopts the raven from Beowulf as her messenger to create a filigree hollow drawing “animal guide”.
Darbey's Wake the Warrior raven represents death as an inevitable part of life, while it simultaneously celebrates the circular concept that “everything is saved by being lost.” Wake the Warrior was commissioned by The Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent and funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund. 


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