ELEMENTAL
2021 - 2022

Elemental refers to the basics, the fundamentals, the things that are just always there. I painted lemon blossoms because they were in bloom on the small tree in a pot in our front yard while we were in lockdown and they were a small source of joy in an otherwise very bleak time. The titles are from three different poems about lemons. "Lemon Blossom" by Elisa Maria Argiro, "The Lemon" by Eugenio Montale and "A Lemon" by Pablo Neruda. Click here for a link to the poems.

Fragrance was her forte and she wore it well

Fragrance was her forte and she wore it well

oil on board 30.5 x 30.5cm

this unfathomable longing

this unfathomable longing

oil on board 30.5 x 30.5cm

She stayed close to you

She stayed close to you

oil on board 30 x 30cm

your knees weakened and all you could say was Yes

your knees weakened and all you could say was Yes

oil on board 30 x 30cm

you are all I could ever want

you are all I could ever want

oil on board 30.5 x 30.5cm

loving life with every exquisite inclination

loving life with every exquisite inclination

oil on board 30.5 x 30.5cm

Out of lemon flowers loosed on the moonlight,

Out of lemon flowers loosed on the moonlight,

charcoal on 300gsm paper 30 x 21cm

love's lashed and insatiable essences

love's lashed and insatiable essences

oil on primed 300gsm paper 30 x 21cm

this smell that can't divorce itself from the earth

this smell that can't divorce itself from the earth

oil on primed 300gsm paper 30 x 21cm

rains a restless sweetness on the heart

rains a restless sweetness on the heart

oil on primed 300gsm paper 30 x 21cm

The war of troubled passions calls a truce

The war of troubled passions calls a truce

oil on primed 300gsm paper 30 x 21cm

the gold of the universe wells

the gold of the universe wells

oil on 240gsm oil sketch paper 86 x 61cm

a cup yellow with miracles

a cup yellow with miracles

oil on 240gsm oil sketch paper 55 x 80cm

a breast and a nipple perfuming the earth

a breast and a nipple perfuming the earth

oil on 240gsm oil sketch paper 55 x 80cm

the diminutive fire of a planet

the diminutive fire of a planet

oil on board 45.7 x 60.9cm