Springtime Pride

Cory Benhatzel

    • 5 x 5 inches
    • © 2013
    • Acrylic on Birch Panel
    • Framed to 7.5 x 7.5 inches
  • The Language of Flowers Secret Meaning: Two albino robins gaze upon their carnation nest of new, blue eggs.
    One clutches sprigs of rosemary, the other, bunches of blackberries.

    The pink carnation symbolizes maternal love, lively and pure affection, beauty and pride in Floriography, the Victorian language of flowers.
    The rosemary stands for devotion, and the blackberries for dangerous pride.

    I wanted there to be a duel way of seeing the painting; the birds are both gazing lovingly at the eggs and fearlessly guarding them against predators. Poised on either side, they are ready to defend the young ones at all costs.

  • Cory Benhatzel was born and raised in the town of Amherst, New York. At eighteen she moved to Los Angeles where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Otis College of Art & Design. Cory has since returned to New York where she currently resides with her husband and daughter-cat, Moogle. Cory Benhatzel’s paintings are inspired by the occult, natural history and Norse Paganism. The painstakingly created acrylic works deal with themes of the doppelganger, divination, victory, protection, the dance between life and death, triumph, and love.
  • This piece will be on exhibit through June 15, 2013 and will be shipped within a week of the exhibition closing date. Shipping costs will be invoiced separately at the time of shipment for this piece. For a detailed shipping price quote, please contact the gallery . If you would like to arrange a gallery pickup, just add a note when checking out and we will contact you to schedule a time.

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