Rain Of Flowers. The first work of the year, 2018. Let it ra-a-ain down... Yes, I had Phil Collins stuck in my head for this one.
The subject is soft, even slightly ephemeral, given the lack of detail in her hair, and still, next to the implied motion of the energy surrounding her; the flowers bear a more manga-inspired reality, their forms and shading revealing a weight and substance unlike that of soft petals and leaves, lending a gravitas to their significance within the composition.
Bordered by ornamental curlicues, she is peaceful in what appears to be a rapture of activity, a reservoir of calm in an otherwise chaotic field of natural energy and light.
Graphite on paper, size A3.
Made in Australia, 2018. $AU3200