Sunday, August 21, 2011

I love proteas


It's such a warm day in Durban today, it feels like spring is on it's way. I just have to share the stunning bunch of proteas I bought yesterday, aren't they so beautiful. I haven't seen this particular colour combination before - soft green-tinged white petals with a deep aubergine feathered edge and pale pink inside. I am smitten.

 
 

Proteas have been a recurring theme and a source of inspiration in my artwork. They are truely unique, wonderfully diverse and really hardy. Here's a few examples of my work that has been inspired by these magnificent plants.

 
detail from 'Growth' series of 5 small ceramic domes, 2008


protea from 'Cone Series', 2007, an installation of 32 ceramic works
 

detail of 'red protea' commission, 2006 - large dome - glazed ceramic


 

3 comments:

Lawrance Brennon said...

Stunning work Carla.

Michelle Pujol said...

love the red....stunning!

JoJo said...

absolutely beautiful pieces!

xx