June 09, 2020
I am honoured to be included in a virtual exhibition curated by Daniel Raphael in London.
GROUNDED brings together artists from all over the globe to commemorate World Environment Day. The pandemic has pushed us to engage with our surroundings differently. Our natural, physical and even digital environments have been redefined; stripped back to more basic times, we find ourselves in one way or another physically and emotionally GROUNDED.⠀
My new creation ‘Earthly Delights’ draws inspiration from Hieronymus Bosch’s extraordinary painting The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1515), which portrays the temptations on Earth/man’s gradual fall into sin and reflects our current surreal crazy times.
If you could save one thing in nature what would it be? Except all of nature of course.⠀A tricky question because one thing wouldn’t surely be able to stay alive without the other. For me of course, I would have to choose flowers. Flowers are one of the most universal forms of beauty. Flowers' importance in nature is everywhere—they can feed insects, birds, animals and humans; provide natural medicines; and aid in a plant’s reproduction by enticing outside pollinators. Without flowers, plants would merely be green, and the world would be a duller place.