Artwork Description

Acrylic on wood, ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

This painting was part of a series that symbolises emotion and loss and the ritual that the gifting of flowers plays in our lives. It alludes to life and death, with a beautiful kind of sadness.

There is a sense of melancholy hidden behind their floral colour palette and characters. Faces are encased by flower arrangements, the petals mimicking the soft shades of the characters’ skin, or roses dripping with emotional tears.

The isolating effect of deep black seems to heighten the vulnerability and seeming desire to place trust in the viewer. Concerned with its depiction of space, seeking a particular sense of void that seems to arise only in the nighttime, the black depth adds to the dream-like quality. Things start to manifest in the dark, our loves, our fears. This chiaroscuro effect is used for the sake of drama and the emotional impact it implies. Hauntingly beautiful, they contemplate space, time and the fragility of the human condition.

Contact Melissa


Acrylic on gessoboard

Free Shipping And Free Returns

Free and insured shipping Australia-wide. Guaranteed free returns free pick-up service within 7 days of delivery. Read more.

Worldwide Shipping

Fully insured global shipping. Free returns apply within 7 days of delivery.

See international shipping costs.

Payment Plans

Company logo for Bluethumb payment method Afterpay

Framed and ready to hang

This artwork is currently framed and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.
Framed dimensions - 31.0(W) x 31.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 31.0(W) x 31.0(H).

Melissa Hartley

More art by Melissa Hartley

(CreativeWork) Guiding Light by Melissa Hartley. Acrylic. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Nautilus and petunia by Melissa Hartley. Acrylic. Shop online at Bluethumb.(CreativeWork) Orchids by Melissa Hartley. Acrylic. Shop online at Bluethumb.
See Portfolio
from 5,859 reviews