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The artwork displayed is a mixed media piece, segmented into panels in a grid-style layout. Each panel features delicate illustrations of parts of the Meconopsis betonicifolia, commonly known as the Himalayan blue poppy, set against a background that resembles aged paper with printed text, contributing to a vintage or antique feel.


In the upper left square, a drooping poppy flower is rendered in a color palette dominated by shades of blue and gray, suggesting a closed or wilting state. Adjacent to it, on the upper right, two illustrations show different stages of the poppy's life cycle: a seed pod ready to disperse seeds and a slender stem with unopened buds.


The centerpiece of the artwork is in the lower left panel, presenting a large, open blue poppy flower in profile view. Its petals are depicted with nuanced shading giving a sense of depth and soft texture. The pistil and stamens are highlighted with golden accents, lending a touch of vibrancy amidst the cooler hues.


Across all panels, subtle leaf patterns are faintly visible, creating an interplay of botanical motifs. The use of pastel backgrounds, combined with handwritten script and numerical elements, infuses the composition with a scientific and historical character, reminiscent of herbarium collections or botanical studies from past centuries.


The piece is titled "Meconopsis betonicifolia" in prominent lettering towards the bottom center. It blends artistic expression with a diagrammatic presentation, crafting an aesthetically pleasing tribute to the delicate beauty of the Himalayan Blue Poppy.

Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • 12"x16"

  • Mixed Media/Collage: cotton canvas, gesso, collage papers, matte medium, stabile-all pencil, acrylic inks, acrylic paints, vintage lace.

    Options include: framed or unframed

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