Acrylic on standard canvas
This piece was inspired by the struggles of the Ukraine currently. I used their national colours to depict the scene. I don't believe there is a more uplifting colour than bright yellow and so I wanted to light the sky up with it. These blue tulips have been born out of an inhospitable land, with spiking spears shooting up among the bulbs like a minefield. However, despite their difficult journey they have reached the sky and one tulip stands tall and has spread her wings upward to emulate the pose of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv.