Hibiscus: Acrylic on canvas (18″ x 24″)
If any evidence of alien visitation on Earth were needed, the Hibiscus provides it. The colours of the flowers are vividly luminescent and unearthly, the structure of its reproductive organs outlandishly elaborate, provocative, and intricate.
There’s one in our living room in a corner by a south-facing window. It is extremely temperamental but nonetheless produces large, vibrant flowers almost continuously.
So much passionately unrequited love endlessly calling out into the universe, like the green light at the end of Daisy Buchanan’s dock tearing eternally at Gatsby’s heart.