This is particularly prominent in the above image of a pair of shoes, entitled The Bell Jar, possibly linking with an extract from her infamous novel of the same name:
“I had removed my patent leather shoes after a while, for they foundered badly in the sand. It pleased me to think they would be perched there on a silver log pointing out to sea, like a sort of soul-compass after I was dead”.
ABOVE: The Bell Jar
Pen and ink on paper
Signed with initials, and titled in pencil upper right with annotations at bottom and on the reverse
Authenticated by Ted Hughes on the reverse in pencil
View of chimney-pots, gables and artist’s skylights from Room 26 of Hotel Bearn, on Left Bank, Paris. Pen and ink on paper. Signed with initials lower right, typed on the reverse with title; authenticated by Ted Hughes on the reverse in pencil.