Pure white flower in soft focus art photograph

Fierce beauty IV

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Part of a series of wild flower photographs taken on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path on a glorious spring day – size 40 x 26cm, availabe as a Giclée print on velvet soft Hahnemühle paper.

Perhaps the deep contrasts implied by this subject are what spoke to me most. These tender, unfailingly optimistic flowers grow somewhere that has seen punishing climate and harsh conditions yet they grow on just the same. The vibrantly colourful carpet that they made just yards from a sacred site, birthplace of Saint David to a mother who, they say, was raped and gave birth in a fierce storm when the only place on that clifftop that wasn’t being ravaged by the elements was the small hut in which she was in labour. On seeing the way the rocks on the cliff were so carpeted by their spring colour, I was touched by the deep layers of metaphor in all of this, which spoke of the essence of the Sacred Feminine and all she has been through; how she has remained resilient and optimisic, holding her head up throughout. I found beauty in the contrasts and wanted to convey this in a painterly way.


 

Fine art print 40 x 26 cm image size – £78.00 (UK delivery) – BUY NOW

Following payment, please contact me to confirm which print you have ordered and the correct delivery address. For international orders, please email me in advance to arrange a small surcharge.

 


Fine Art Giclée prints are produced using professional, fade-resistant Epson inks and a range of high quality papers, resulting in beautiful, fully archival prints with incredibly fine detail. Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm paper has soft fibrous finish, much like a smooth watercolour paper, producing substantial art prints with rich, abundant detail and colour.

© Helen White 2017

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