The desert rose

30,000.00

Pen on Acid-Free Watercolour Paper (Stippling)

Description

I remember watching a video called ‘Powers of ten’ published by Eames Office where the camera zoomed out from a close-up of a person on earth to a view that showed the entire universe which, then in turn zoomed in again, but this time to show the inside of a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule. The image it created embedded in my mind. A tiny speck of dust, all-encompassing and powerful in its own right. I wanted to react to everything that was around me with this newly found recognition and sense of appreciation. Through my work I wanted to show an element of fantastic fused with realism along with symbolic forms derived from nature. The details, patterns allowed me to capture the idea that even a tiny speck of dust has the potential to contribute and encapsulate all of creation. The dot in this sense became as important as the picture it will contribute to. Drawing my inspiration from nature in my neighbourhood, or places I visited, I started to piece together montages that highlighted or summarised my encounters.

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