Affirmation: See through the light, sun shines in us.
WILD BOTANICAL ABSTRACT SERIES
I am HSIN LIN, Full Time Artist based in Melbourne Australia, obsessed with the beauty of flowers.
From where I live in Bayswater, there is a big field of forest nearby. My creating process normally start from a short walk into the woods, touching the texture of the barks, feeling the sunlight reflecting on the leaves and grasses. I then collect whatever I found during the walk as inspiration.
Sometimes this would be the gum tree, oak tree, pine tree leaves, or bird feathers; in autumn I have acorns, and wattles in winter. There's only one rule for my collecting process, never take from the living tree/life.
I collect what had fallen only, and those are the gift from the nature of the day for me.
All banksias produce copious nectar and are ideal for attracting wildlife into gardens. Seeds are also eaten by cockatoos, particularly the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo.
Banksia also symbolises rebirth and new beginnings.
Artwork inspired by nature at Royal Botanic Garden, Cranbourne, Summer, 2021
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.