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While I was painting my annual Bug-series (2017) titles kept popping into my head, hinting at some deeper meaning. My Bug-series (since 2005) is an ode to these very small creatures and the crucial role they play in a healthy ecosystem.

'Daily Bowl' (Glasswing Butterfly 2)

‘Daily Bowl’

In contrast to the playful and decorative qualities of previous years the 2017 series is characterised by a deep ‘Stillness’. They seem to refer to spiritual states of being : ‘Coming out of the Woods’, ‘Emptying the Vessel’,’ Delicate Balance’, ‘Transforming’. See the rest of the paintings below.

My personal favourites are : ‘Scattering Petals’ - when one connects with one's own joy it automatically contributes to joy in the world. And ‘Daily Bowl’ which reminds one to trust and live in the now (reference to the Buddhist monk tradition of starting each day with an empty begging bowl, trusting that whatever food find its way into the bowl is sufficient for that day).

So it seems that the 2017 bug-series pays homage not only to the bug but also to humans who are allowing themselves to transform from the inside out, thereby contributing directly to positive change in the world. Please click on the paintings below to see each one's title.

Each painting measures 29 x 29cm (frame included). POR. For inquiries please contact me at or 083 302 5538

May your 'daily bowl' be filled to the brim with love over the festive season. With warmest regards, Edna.

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