Artwork

Botanical Oval Portraits

These paintings are oil on oval canvases and, like the botanical portrait works on paper, depict botanical and insect specimens, which have been arranged and painted as botanical portraits.  This work was inspired by a trip I made to Mexico in 2010 for the day of the dead festival.  Lining the streets of Oaxaca were large skull sculptures painted with symbols, patterns and narratives.  The whole town was transformed into a celebration of life and death with processions moving through the streets, music, costumes and thousands of candles lit in the cemetery.  I came back and started painting skulls with botanicals and insects.

 

 

 



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  • Botanical Oval Portrait 01  - oil on canvas 
25cm x 20cm each 2011
  • Botanical Oval Portrait 02 - oil on canvas
25cm x 20cm each 2011
  • Botanical Oval Portrait 03 - oil on canvas 
20cm x 15cm 2011
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