About the artworkExordiumArchival pigment inks print on Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl 295gsm paperPaper size 56cm x 46cm - Image size 51cm x 41cmUnframedSigned and numbered limited edition of 20This limited edition art print features a brightly coloured, yellow daffodil. The daffodil symbolises new beginnings and rebirth, synonymous with the sign of spring. Hiding in the bright yellow bloom is a small bug, searching for new beginnings. The painterly white brush stroke, along with the blending of yellow into the dark blue background, represents the movement into positive times.
Simone Ember's work demonstrates a delicate melancholy organic time. Flora and fauna bloom and decay in painterly gestures, arrangements of petals float seamlessly in placid space. A desire for a fluid discourse between solid and gaseous forms manifest in flowers dissected with a blurring of focus. Insect and plant relations play out a perceived cycle of orchestrated pollination, horticultural worship by synchronised anthropods lay in a creeping mandala.
Limited edition prints and originals juxtapose the beautiful with the morbid, offering euphoric moments emerging from stark backgrounds graced with fragile flowers to instances of despondency, often dark in appearance, yet remaining equitably as elegant. Tenses are enhanced by the unification of traditional and contemporary methods in which the final outcomes are formed. Whilst we often only get to view a fleeting moment of nature, she aims to create something of more permanence that can be observed at any given time. Fusing the past, present, and the ambiguous future of these together highlights the beauty alongside the mundanity that occurs throughout their natural life circle.