Christina Burch

Secret Garden, 2011, Acrylic on Rives BFK Paper, 22 x 30 Inches


TheSecretGarden portrait began with a photo of Poppy and Georgina playing in the garden under a hydrangea bush. It simultaneously captures the beautiful quality of light in the original image and the place where visual reality bleeds into a mysterious and magical world that children create through their play. The title evokes the classic English children's book as well as Sufi poems which describe the walled garden as a secret place of infinite vitality and youthful innocence.