Lucy Neish graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 2020 and now lives and works as a painter in London. Her current work looks (including Lulled in these flowers) at accepted narratives and themes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, examining and reconfiguring its context. Her paintings reinterpret specific scenes and moments from the play using animals cited as human. In painting a personal subtext of the story animals make way for comment on depictions of shame and exploitation. As beasts act as alternative protagonist, they claim ownership over the narrative.