Something Vital Something New- Banksia baxteri and Gumnuts
About this artwork
Something Vital Something New - Banksia baxteri, Gumnuts and Leucadendron
By HSIN LIN
Artist Acrylic on Premium quality triple primed gesso canvas.
Signed at front and ready to hang.
91.4 x 60.9 x 3.5 cm
Artwork painted extend to side panels.
Affirmation – Sometimes bitter trials in life are good things in disguise.
Banksia is one of my favourite objects to study, to paint and I especially love the spiritual meaning of it. Some species of Banksia protect their seeds inside follicles while simultaneously opening up when experiencing fire.
It reminds me that we shall never give up no matter what kind of difficulty we encounter in life. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
Banksia symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.
Banksia baxteri, member of the family Proteaceae, also known as 'Baxter's Banksia' and 'Bird's Nest Banksia'- endemic to Western Australia. Flowering occurs mid-Summer to Autumn continue until well into May.
Gumnut stands for healing and protection. The term eucalypt originally meaning well (eu) covered (calyptos).
Leucadendron, native to Australia, are often used to convey an appreciation for simplicity in life. The blossoms are uncomplicated and have a simple appearance to them. They may be used alone or paired with dark green foliage for bouquets.
Simple beauty is one of the most popular meanings for this bloom.
Artwork inspired by nature in Bayswater, Melbourne, Victoria, Spring, 2020.
WILD BOTANICAL ABSTRACT SERIES BY HSIN LIN