Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Tulips, middle age to old age


The life of flowers is a metaphor for our own life.  Last blog post sketches showed the tulips in youth to middle age, looking bright, strong and vibrant.  These sketches show tulips as they grow old, still looking like their selves but weaker and darker.  It has been fun sketching these flowers nearly every day and recording the changes. The above sketch was done seven days after purchasing the bunch.

I sketched this on day 7 on a map of Outer Sydney, maybe near where they were grown.


This sketch was done eight days after buying the tulips.


Poor old tulips on day 9. The stems have become weaker and the flower colour is darker.  Last sketch before this bunch will be composted.

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