Wild Tulip


And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” Luke 12:25-27

This painting represents a child ‘hopelessly in love’ with life. For many reasons, she is a miracle child. Her coming has been prophesied. She will bring a sense of completeness and conclusion, and a peace that surpasses understanding. Her catch cry will become: ‘Do not worry, be happy’. As she matures, there will be an understanding that ‘good things happen wherever she goes’.

Tulips have a rich history. “Tulipomania” was an economic bubble in Holland at a time when bulbs were so expensive they became currency. The name “Tulip” is from their origin of being worn in turbans in Turkey as symbols of power and prestige. They are a wild flower throughout Israel and the middle east. They are the first flowers to bloom in Spring and symbolize heralding in the new and fresh starts. Their perennial nature, of renewed flowering from the one bulb, speaks of renaissance and adaptability.

The wild tulip portrays a vibrant personality, full of energy, giving easily and lovingly to others. With unassuming beauty, the tulip is humble, heartening and cheerful.

The painting depicts a wild child of God, wild beauty in a mysterious and exotic setting. She has a blithesome nature with a carefree adventurous spirit, thinking beyond her boundaries, and known for her vitality and lack of pretension.


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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Wild Tulip’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood. 

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations. 

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20 x 27cm, 30 x 40cm