This original painting by Tamara Arcilla is a 5in x 7in horizontal gouache painting, ships in 11in x 14in black frame with tempered glass
Cluster of Love
Love is the thing that keeps us going when all looks hopeless or lost. When fear threatens to destroy everything we have worked hard for, Love is our greatest defense. It is the thing that gets us up in the morning when we know the day will be long, the tasks will be hard and the emotions exhausting.
Each cluster of florals in the series is named after a different attribute or virtue of humanity that I saw demonstrated in new or interesting ways over the past weeks. I hope these flowers communicate a sense of belonging, of reassurance and hope that beauty is and will continue to rise. I hope we all look back at this deeply awkward time and see that we took more good than bad from the experience. I say this, not to diminish anyone’s pain or loss, because that is also a valid response to these times, but to bring light into a dark and trying time for many. Read more on the blog.