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Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

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I live in the Maleny area of the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland, Australia. The picturesque hillsides and rain forests make this countryside ideal for weddings and celebrations.
In this artwork I am exploring the relationships that we have with flowers, especially the familiar tradition practiced by some cultures in which bridal bouquets are tossed after the wedding. I wanted to capture the anticipation one might experience as the bouquet flies through the air. The excitement, the dream to become reality, the eagerness to catch the bouquet as it appears suspended in time.

The tradition remains but the participants may change. The diagonal design in this abstraction supports this social interaction like an invisible garden trellis. These bouquets have been created with reference to simple homegrown flowers, mostly grown in our country garden at Maleny, and my own photographs. They symbolize love and innocence.

* Selected as a Staff Pick, 7th May 2021.
* Semi-finalist in the Queensland Regional Art Awards 2021, and Online Exhibit.
* Selected Exhibit (National Entries) Little Big Online Exhibition, Aspire Gallery, Paddington Qld., 2022.

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Artist quality acrylic paint and stretched canvas. Finished with 2 coats of quality acylic satin varnish for protection.

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

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