2017 Finalists

Elaine BATTON

Artist statement: ‘Poppies I’ is from the series Vanitas revisited, this new series considers the beauty and fragile transience of life and memories. Mirroring the gentle shadow and ethereal inevitability of decline, the series of floral images captures the temporal nature of life – in a painterly style. My approach in this series was influenced by 17th-century Dutch still-life paintings. The imagery explores and celebrates the soulful nature and wonder of our lives.

Whilst contemporary art often explores diverse concepts, messages and approaches, my work seeks to give a voice to beauty and seeks to ensure that the art of beauty in fine art and nature continues to be explored.

www.elainebatton.com

Poppies I  2017
from the series Vanitas revisited
pigment ink-jet print
37.0 x 56.0 cm
courtesy of the artist

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