She is my Passion


I have always wanted to paint this exquisitely detailed flower on a passion fruit vine. I first saw this little beauty in my back yard in Perth in the 80s. The memory stayed emblazoned in the caverns of my mind. The passion flower’s individual features were found to be symbolic of the crucifixion of Christ, or as known in biblical history, the Passion of the Christ. The flower has spikes protruding from the center, symbolizing the crown of thorns. The spiritual link is also with the Buddha. He is reported to have said – “if you can see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change”.