This is not my usual pallet, but I have been so ready for spring for so many weeks now, that these soft, fresh colours have managed to dance their way into the studio.
In Japan there is a celebration called Hanami, it is the practice of viewing flowers.
I think the world needs more events like this.
People gather for feasts and sake beneath the sweet scent of the cherry tree in full bloom. There are strolls amongst the laden branches, and it is considered a time to reflect and meditate on rebirth and renewal.
The flowers were seen as a metaphor for life itself, luminous and beautiful yet fleeting and ephemeral.
This piece is just wrapping up, and will be ready to make it's debut at The Portobello West Market on the last weekend in March.