Flowers of the Field: Nefertiti

10. Nefertiti
“Flowers of the Field: Nefertiti” by Morena Tan

24″ x 30″ Liquitex acrylic and iridescent gold paint on stretched canvas

Flowers of the Field is a series that explores the delicate beauty and quiet tenacity of flowers as a metaphor for women’s perseverance and fortitude through the adversities of everyday life.

Different flowers thrive in different terrains. Because of this the flowers you see outside your window are unique to the flowers that grow in the mountains, or near the sea, or even here where I am in the desert of Las Vegas.

Regardless of where you are the flowers that grow on your stretch of the Earth fight long and hard to flourish. Season after season they endure harsh conditions and weather- snow, heat, wind- to be reborn and blossom once more. Year after year they show up and open to share their gift to the world- gifts of beauty, fragrance, pollen, life. They are not defeated by the oncoming cycle of hardship and inevitable death. They accept their true nature with poise and grace. They rise and fall to rise again, as vibrant as ever.

Just like these flowers in the field, strong women come from all walks of life all over the world, and are all gorgeous in their own right. Gorgeous, inside and out. We overcome our struggles and embrace our truths to blossom into even bigger, even better versions of ourselves. Just as winter turns to spring, we know that all the infinite possibilities of the universe exist inside of us and that with every battle fought courageously comes an inevitable victory. We fall to better understand the value of standing on our own.

Check out the entire series: “Eye of Fatima” and “Hand of Fatima” and “Byakuren

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