I started this artwork around Dec 2021. It’s been a long journey, sunny days and rainy days. Long working hours required determination and faith to be achieved. The process wasn’t an easy task but It’s a challenge that I enjoyed, and I am happy to say I finally have it completed around September 2022. By the time I have this artwork completed, I decided to name this artwork 'A Lifetime Sunshine', which is an extension of my previous artworks, A Life Time Journey, A Life Time blessing, A Life Time Commitment, A Life Time Love, A Life Time Story and A Life Time Grit. I present you the latest piece from my award-winning/signature series -Bloom like flowers.
To experience the changing of the seasons and to present moments, it has become a routine of mine to paint the first bloom in my surrounding during its flowering season. This artwork was inspired by my visit to Royal Botanic Garden in Cranbourne. I was drawn immediately to this particular Flowering Gum tree, Corymbia Ficifolia (Baby Orange) in bloom in the flowering season, one of the main reasons that I always come back to the Royal Botanic Garden. In this particular artwork, there are flowers in full bloom gloriously under the sunlight, flowers in the blooming stage, as well as with closed buds most rounded and showing colour and buds with caps lifting on ready to bloom. Those are metaphor for all the precious moments in lifespan development. Eucalyptus flowers also have the symbolic meaning of Healing and Protection. The flower always blooms in its own time without competing with other flowers. May we all bloom in our time in the best season.
Hope you enjoy this artwork of mine. Artwork inspired by nature at Royal Botanic Garden, Cranbourne, Spring, 2022. -HSIN LIN Corymbia ficifolia A Western Australian native tree with several small outlying populations further to the East, grows on sandy soils in low-lying areas of woodland. Corymbia Ficifolia -Baby Orange, belongs to the family- MYRTACEAE. A small Australian flowering gum growing to around 3-4m tall. One of the most outstanding flowering trees in Australia with conspicuous flowers in vermillion-orange that cover the canopy in summer, followed by large woody fruits known as honkey nuts. The brilliant orange flowers in summer bring the birds into the garden. A gum tree for every garden, the eucalyptus flowers for everyone.
Hsin Lin’s series Bloom Like Flowers explores the process of blooming and our connection to nature. The signature series features meticulously detailed acrylic paintings and prints that celebrate native Australian flora and wildlife and highlight the ecologies and habitats that support and connect them. Hsin Lin’s professional background in fashion design informs her skill and ability to capture the organic textural details of these subjects. Through sensitive observation and illustration every petal, facet or filament is rendered on canvas.
This particular artwork is featured in the project 'Blossoms of Life', The Eucalyptus Flower For Everyone. A public art project led by visual artist Hsin Lin, collaborate with poet Lauren M Hancock. The mural and poem will be installed at Ringwood Lake Park, Melbourne, Australia. Blossoms of Life, The Eucalyptus Flower For Everyone is supported by Maroondah City Council.
Enjoy the time-lapse video of this artwork please visit: https://youtu.be/kwrdyvCl26w
Blossoms of Life, The Eucalyptus Flower for Everyone © 2022 Lauren M Hancock Inspire grow bloom empower we look to Nature and see her unfold beautifully hour by hour, orange blossoms unfurl and dance vitality within, creation what a trance. Hungry bees and birds yearn for nectar anonymously visiting collecting for themselves and others, the artist and the poet observe from away smiling at each other and the precious scene they have to appreciate this fine day. Upon her canvas the artist dabs a spot of white against green as contrast the poet gnaws her pencil thoughtfully, a phrase emerges from her mind she scrawls it down quickly. Together they’ll create a scene of sumptuous colours and phrases which capture a moment flowingly, their duet of vivid blossoms the artist and the poet friends creating so joyously.
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