Hands In A Holding Position

Working with flowers allows the pleasure of using colour and beauty but they can also convey meaning in an intuitively personal and powerful way. Throughout history flowers have been used as symbolic gestures and depicted in paintings and sculpture for narrative purposes and to enhance meaning.  From the red rose symbolising the blood of martyrs in early Christian paintings to the present day where roses signify romantic love which has been passed down to us from medieval culture of romance. In this work I was motivated by the sociological aspect of giving flowers as emotional gifts to convey love, sorrow, congratulations, thanks … to relay our desire to share at some level in the experience of another. As social beings we have a need to connect with other people whether family, friends or strangers; to share in the events of others, celebratory or tragic, the milestones of life and to remind ourselves that we are not alone. 

Caroline Watson Artist

Lily My Lily

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Speaking with your hands, pastel on news

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Field of Flowers, mixed media on paper

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Golden Giotto and the waiting,mixed medi

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Emotive (Series) graphite, pastel

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Emotive (Series) pencil, pastel, acrylic

Caroline Watson Artist

Emotive (Series) pencil, pastel, acrylic

Caroline Watson Artist

Emotive (Series) graphite, pastel, water

Caroline Watson Artist

Emotive (Series) graphite, pastel on pap

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Carna means flesh,mixed media on paper,

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Emotive (red&blue) Mixed media

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Beauty, pastel & acrylic on tracing paper