By Louise Croese

Yeppoon QLD, Australia

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The Traveller's Dower
"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks." Plutarch

"Pluck not the wayside flower,
It is the traveller's dower;
A thousand passers-by
Its beauties may espy,
May win a touch of blessing
From Nature's mild caressing.
The sad of heart perceives
A violet under leaves
Like sonic fresh-budding hope;
The daisy on the slope
A spot of sunshine dwells,
And cheerful message tells
Of kind renewing power;
The nodding bluebell's dye
Is drawn from happy sky.
Then spare the wayside flower!
It is the traveller's dower."
by William Allingham

The wildflower that grows in rock is a powerful metaphor for hope and resilience, I wanted to capture the power of fragility, surviving and growing, amidst the force of nature.
76x102x3 ready to hang primed canvas with varnish protection
Gold leaf and acrylic (series, nearly time to move on)
Certificate of authenticity signed by the artist


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