Intrigued by the ephemeral and ever-changing nature of street art I create images of common objects and nature while searching for their meaning and symbolism.
The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love. Like many flowers, different colors of tulips also often carry their own significance. Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love, while purple symbolizes royalty. Yellow tulips are a common expression for cheerful thoughts and sunshine. White tulips are used to claim worthiness or to send a message of forgiveness. Variegated tulips, once among the most popular varieties due to their striking color patterns, represent beautiful eyes.
Employing traditional art techniques with street art aesthetics the images reveal a multi layered process of torn layers of paper and multi layers of paint. The work is then photographed and digitally altered. Limited Edition printed on acrylic.
This work is part of the series Urban Flora, inspired by the oasis that NYC parks provide against the urban backdrop. Signed and numbered on verso. May be hung framed or as is. To hang unframed requires french cleat or mounting bracket, not included.