Particular Art – Life After Death
This digital artwork was inspired while hiking in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve. There had been a devastating wildfire seven months before, and though there were still remnants of the destruction, the fynbos was starting to thrive again.
Fynbos is the Cape Floral Kingdome, home to thousands of plants unique only to South Africa. While fynbos thrives after a fire, ecologists believe that there are vital lessons to be learned from the flames. For example, fynbos plants, such as proteas, need fire to release seeds and reproduce. In the following spring after the fire, the seeds will germinate, mature, and flower again for three to four years.
I named this particular art piece ‘Life After Death’ because there is no evidence whatsoever when looking at this flower, which indicates it had suffered a devastating wildfire seven months before.
For an interesting read on why fire is important for fynbos survival click here https://tinyurl.com/3a9p9jky
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