Torch Flower | 6″x6″| oil, gold leaf on canvas

Torch flowers are an unearthly variety of ginger that grow in the tropics. They can be very large, with thick waxy petals and colors in the pale pink to red. It symbolizes growth, spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

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