Wild Orange Lilies by Fiona Ackerman
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 54 × 60 inches
137.16 × 152.4 cm
About the Work
Botanical imagery layered with patterned shapes in orange, yellow and green form a playful narrative in this acrylic painting by Fiona Ackerman. The painting is part of a series inspired by the narratives and botanical drawings of women naturalists including Canadian pioneer Catharine Parr Traill. In her work, Ackerman re-interprets the taxonomy of flora, overlapping bold shapes and patterns with colorful flowers and stems, seeds and insects.