Damascus Rose 1 & 2

Rosa Damascena. Acrylic on 36x36" wood panel

Rosa Damascena. Acrylic on 36×36″ wood panel


Above – ‘Damascus Rose 1’ – inspired by Syrian tile designs, and the history of Rosa Damascena – the rose produced in Syria which is developed into rose absolute (currently not in production due to the war in Syria). And ‘Damascus Rose 2’ – loosely based on a map of Damascus from above.

Some details below..

p1140202Bitumen-like texture – salt and black paint









Side view (paint still wet in this one)

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