As every year, I designed the festival poster and folder for the early music festiwal "Pieśń Naszych Korzeni" - 'Song of Our Roots' in Jarosław, Poland.
This year leitmotiv is a plant itself - is it dead, when dried in a herbarium or just ready to boost our health as an ingredient of a healing mixture? Now put the word 'music' instead. Plant is a symbol of music and musical traditions - either hidden in old manuscripts ('dried plants') or fostered. And when living, it pumps up all the vital energy into our bodies. Music is visceral. And it knows its uncanny ways to permeate our viscera and change our lives.
Hence, life turns into death when the past goes by and again this past gives birth to a new life. Dried plants, dry grains, they still convey life. You can turn the hourglass endlessly.