Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
Medium: Ink and Pigment on Encaustic on panel
Dimensions: 18 x 24 x 2”
Framed Price: CDN $950
This work takes its name from the Dylan Thomas poem, “The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower,” that speaks of time, love and life. Described as a “powerful hymn to the green world,” the poem references the flower’s stem as a green fuse that sparks an explosion of energy, life and beauty, which ends inevitably in demise. The poem and this painting both illustrate the metamorphic cycle of life and death, noting how creation and destruction are part of the same recurrent process - both for humans and for nature.