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First Sight

Original painting Sold, acrylic and flashe on canvas,
1780 x 1190mm (including frame), 2016

Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart'

"First Sight" is a depiction of native New Zealand kowhai flowers painted in metallic gold, which has a reflective, dynamic quality that changes with the light of the room. In nature, the hanging, bright yellow tubular flowers bloom in spring, symbolising new beginnings, and their nectar are favoured by native birds such as tui.

To the artist, the painting acts as a mirror, reflecting the viewer's sense of inner growth and blossoming. The surrounding sacred geometric patterns are uplifting and attractive to the human mind, and are known as being a traditional threshold into a psychedelic, creative, energetic dimension. There is potential for this image to be used as a visual aid in meditation because of its symmetry, harmony and reflection of our own positive traits.

The title of the piece came from Minson standing back after finishing the painting and as she puts it "having a strong impression that it was a gateway - a shining jewel of a vision that could be the beginning of a very interesting journey into a deeper, wider, more open state of consciousness."

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 95 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 775mm high x 518mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border.  Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD).  Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

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