This original painting by Tamara Arcilla is a 4in x 4in horizontal gouache painting, ships in 8in x 8in black frame with tempered glass
Cluster of Growth
It has been a challenging time for most of us, but out of necessity to adapt, I have seen so much growth. I have seen my kids learn to time manage, ride a bike and write their letters at lightning speed. I personally have rebuilt my website, moved over here from my etsy shop, launched my first collection, started a blog, learned a ton and made new friendships.
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.