Song of Songs 8.14: Make haste my beloved

Paintings

Finalist

Oil on canvas, 91cm x 61cm
 
This work explores the sensuous and often erotic nature of plants and flowers. The vivid red spathe of the anthurium plant, which is the inspiration for the series, represents the feminine aspect. The spadix, which changes colour and develops tiny flowers along its length, is the obvious masculine element.

by Michelle Henry