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Blood Garden

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Blood Garden 1998
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Acrlyic on card 21x26 cm

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About the Picture

A garden perhaps, but also a ceremonial site. A black urn burns white acrid smoke. Plants grow in strange convoluted ways, more like molluscs than flowers. The bloody scene oozes and squirms. There is nothing comfortable in this here, but still beauty rests in the arcane shapes and the wondrous power of the colour red.

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