Artist's description: This Australian native plant is one of my favourite objects to study, to paint and I especially love the spiritual meaning of it. Some species of Banksia protect their seeds inside follicles while simultaneously opening up when experiencing fire.
It reminds me that we shall never give up no matter what kind of difficulty we encounter in life. Sometimes challenges in life may be good things in disguise.
Banksia symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. To move on the past courageously, to have the strength which pain cannot touch and to look forward to tomorrow.