213 - Gerbera in a Basket

Art Size 11" x 14"
Framed Size 11" x 14"
Original sold (Nov 2014)

This picture showcases the burgundy gerbera daisy. Pairing it with my favorite blue delphinium brought it to life. For the basket, I chose hornets’ nest. While I’m deathly afraid of these aggressive bees, they do a wonderful job of painting their nests with swirls of grays and hints of white. The table was built with boards of daylily leaves which had turned brown. I added two friendly pressed flower honey bees for fun. Other botanicals include hydrangea, salvia, cosmos, Japanese lace maple, luminary seedpod, banana peel and sage. This piece was sealed between a layer of mylar and 99% UV conservation glass.