Pink Cattleya | 6×6″ | oil, gold leaf on canvas

Cattleya orchids are the showiest of orchids. Large and ruffled, they can be up to 6 inches across. Honestly, they are nearly obscene in just how astounding they are.

Each small flower in this ongoing series is my nod to the sacred, an echo of religious icons. In their fleeting existence, flowers are a reminder of the impermanence of life and importance of living in the present.

Gold, precious in its scarcity, mirrors the importance of the divine. It isn’t just a color; it’s an illumination, casting a glow that speaks of reverence and transcendence.

Size: 6″ x 6″ or 15.24cm x 15.24cm

Medium: Oil on canvas, gold metal leaf

Series: Solarium

Year: 2023

Private Collection