Original Oil Painting by Anne-Louise Ewen
25 inches X 21 inches approximate size
In 2018 I created a series of paintings that I called Strange Flowers for Dark Times because flowers are always a good idea. They console us, they brighten us. Somehow their presence, whatever the event, acknowledges our human dignity, our choosing beauty over squalor.
But I needed these flowers to be… a little odd. I wanted them to sympathize with my feeling of being a little odd. This uncertain feeling that is the backdrop for life under a wanna-be fascist dictator and now a worldwide pandemic.
What I needed about flowers in 2018 I need even more strongly now. How do we move forward with sensitivity and grace? How do we hold all the friends and strangers in our hearts who are losing loved ones, losing livelihoods, trying their best to celebrate birthdays and weddings under science fiction dystopian level stress conditions…?
Art isn't everything. But it's something.
Flowers help a little.
They were inspired by The Botanic Garden printed in England by Benjamin Maund from 1825-1851.
This oil painting has been created on unstretched canvas (as pictured) so that it can be safely and easily shipped to you rolled in a tube.
Your local framer will be able to stretch it or float mount it to frame it. Until that time, you could hang it with tacks or small clips, the way that I do in my home.
There is no additional charge for shipping (Continental USA only).