'Hug Me Squish Me'
Original Mixed Media on Belgian Linen Canvas
Artwork Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm x 2cm depth
Framed Dimensions: 53cm x 53cm x 7cm (21” x 21”)
ARTIST STATEMENT AND INSPIRATION
I remember the languid afternoons spent stroking and tending to the cats I had at one point in my childhood. They were not housecats, but rather cats from the neighbourhood that I adopted and fed. They were my source of comfort and solace during my unhappy moments.
‘Courage’ is the latest series of paintings from my Botanicals Collection. Instead of trying to recreate nature with my brush and palette knife, I decided to incorporate the lush nature from my childhood into my paintings.
By incorporating real leaves and flowers, the authentic and beautiful essence of Mother Nature transcends onto the canvas. Seeing the intensity of the results from each intricate and individual leaf and flower pattern was empowering; every crease and angle is captured in way a brush could never express so acutely.
I miss having cats now in my adult life and infusing them into my paintings was my way to relive those sweet memories.
Price: USD 2,800