We, as artists, collaborate for a wide variety of reasons, to share our work, for fun and most importantly to pay tribute. We pay tribute to our favourite shows and movies but there comes a time when one needs to reflect on the more serious side of life.
Cancer in all its forms takes on average 8 million lives per year and I feel it is fair to assume that most people have had a loved one who suffered through this horrendous disease.
For this collaboration we remember these loved ones in our flowers as a symbol of our love for them and their ordeal. It is a tribute to those we have lost through cancer, those who live with it every day and those who have beaten it and of course not to forget the carer’s.
This piece is dedicated to my father, who was diagnosed with cancer 5 years ago, and is now cancer free. I have used a cool colour palette to symbolise the peace and tranquillity that envelopes him now and how he is pursuing his passion for painting and creative arts without any worries weighing him down.I am truly thankful to God for giving him this opportunity to come full circle and live the life he desired.
In this sugar flower arrangement I have used Tube Roses, Clematis, Roses, Plumbagos, Iron Cross Begonias, and Spider Plant; all put together complementing each other, in a harmonious bouquet.
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