The Nest by Lyubena Fox

14th Annual ARC Salon (2019-2020)

Lyubena Fox

The Nest

2018

45 x 35 cm | 17 1/2 x 13 3/4 in

Oil on canvas

  • ARC Staff Awards ($100 Cash Award)

In this painting nature is put in a theatrical setting order to highlight her beauty. The nest, full of eggs, symbolizes the fragileness of new life, while the bird represents the figure of the protector who gives warmth and hope for the future.

The soap bubbles contribute as a symbol of the ephemerality of life. The whole outlook and message is to enjoy nature, but with a tender care, because like the soap bubble, we can ruin it with one touch. The final motif is the yellow snail symbolizing the circle of life, the humility and respect with which we must treat nature and life.