Artwork Description: Watercolour and ink on acid free watercolour paper

Zamia is a captivating watercolour and ink artwork on paper that invites viewers into the vibrant and enigmatic world of the Zamia plant. This artwork, focused on a close-up of a few leaves, presents an imaginative interpretation rather than a strict representation of the plant.
At first glance, the viewer is drawn to the leaves’ geometry. Their organic curves are rendered with delicate brushstrokes, revealing the underlying complexity of nature’s design. The layering property of watercolour creates a sense of depth and translucency, giving life to the leaves’ texture and highlighting their unique character.
The chosen colour palette deviates from the Zamia plant’s natural hues, offering an intriguing departure from reality. The vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows intertwine with soothing blues and greens, creating a visual dialogue between warmth and coolness that symbolizes the inherent balance and harmony found within nature.
The Zamia plant holds a deep symbolic meaning, representing resilience and endurance in the face of adversity. Native to various regions around the world, this prehistoric plant has survived for millions of years, adapting and thriving amidst changing environments. In “Zamia,” the artist aims to capture this essence of resilience, reminding viewers of the strength that can be found in even the most delicate of forms.

Dimension:10″ x 8″ (image size 9.5″ x 7.5″)

Date of original artwork creation: July 2019


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