Banksia menziesii

Oil on canvas

The painting depicts, on a large scale, a yellow Banksia menziesii part way through anthesis in a coloured glass jar. Banksias can not only survive, but thrive under most of our country’s harsh conditions. They have the ability to extract nutrients and goodness from the soil, no matter how poor its quality. The piece portrays the banksia as strong and dominant, standing upright against the elements. Due to their capability in all conditions, banksia represent the strength required to survive in the ever-changing global climate.

Category: Emerging

by Annie Smith