“Crocus hartmannianus” 2020
70 Χ 100 cm acrylic & water mixable oil colour on canvas
The painting focuses on environmental and identity issues, showing the preciousness of flora and fauna of a place in transition. The premeditated enlargement of the Crocus flower accents the value and symbolism of a natural element in extinction. The soft, pastel colours lend the depth in the composition and the sense of a dream that is lost in time.
My Lotus Garden 2020
Seven pencil drawings on acrylic coloured paper, 48X48 cm
The Lotus flower is found in my artwork as a symbol of purity and rebirth since 2013.
In different cultures, the Lotus flower is regarded as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower.
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