Flora

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The balance of nature has changed and the natural world is in distress. Even flowers, once contributing, are now poisoning in some cases. Their pollen and seeds have become weapons due to their GMO and pesticide saturation. Flowers depicted in art can often be hackneyed, or trite and yet I have tried to portray them with a sense of personality. They have gestures which hint at emotional states or menacing motives which they display in their relationship to the bees who are the innocent victims.