Print of original painting – print size 20cm x 20cm
This is a reflection on my years growing up in South Africa – the Africans have a wonderful feel for shape and colour and their heritage. My landscape layers colours using intuitive mark making for the patterns and shapes from experience and memory – a visual diary from the past.
This painting layers the symbolism of flowers on my abstract landscape. The beautiful contrasting colours of the (Strelitzia) Bird of Paradise flower typifies for me the people living in this beautiful troubled country. A flower of contrast and starkness yet such a glorious combination. The Strelitzia represents freedom and immortality.