– Banksia spinulosa
by HSIN LIN40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3.5cm (D)
Ready to hang
Acrylic on Acid free canvas
Metallic Gold paint are used. It shines beautifully when you look at the physical painting.
Affirmation – See through the light, sun shines in us.
-WILD BOTANICAL ABSTRACT SERIES by H.Lin-
I am HSIN LIN, Full Time Artist based in Melbourne Australia, obsessed with the beauty of flowers.
From where I live in Bayswater, there is a big field of forest nearby.
My creating process normally start from a short walk into the woods, touching the texture of the barks, feeling the sunlight reflecting on the leaves and grasses.
I then collect whatever I found during the walk as inspiration.
Sometimes would be the gum tree, oak tree, pine tree leaves, or bird feathers; in autumn I have acorns, and wattles in winter. There’s only one rule for my collecting process, never take from the living tree/life.
I collect what had fallen only, and those are the gift from the nature of the day for me.
This painting is painted after my visiting of Royal Botanic Garden in Cranbourne recently, as Banksia has a special place in my heart. A brave, evergreen native tree with the humbled strength.
All banksias produce copious nectar and are ideal for attracting wildlife into gardens. Seeds are also eaten by cockatoos, particularly the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo.
Banksia also symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings.
Artwork inspired by nature at Royal Botanic Garden, Cranbourne, Summer, 2021. -HSIN LIN