Beauty for ashes

"Beauty for ashes", is inspired by the King Protea that grows in the Western Cape, majestic and magnificent, it stands proudly showing off an array of soft pinks and creams, set against grey green leaves and deep indigo shadows. These gentle colours stand in stark contrast to the extreme hardiness of the flower with its unique ability to survive wildfires and, in these extreme conditions, to generate new life. These contradictions and the many layers that make up the reality of not only this flower but our very existence are what fascinate and intrigue me, as I explore ways to visually express the diversity of the world around me.
106 x 106 cm
Oil paint
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