Amaryllis

Delicate, sensitive, powerful, striking, bright.

SIZE: 

17' wide x 38" tall x 11" deep

This handmade amaryllis or belladonna lily sculpture is wall hanging and is made entirely of stainless steel. A close friend of mine would have numerous amaryllises each winter. This year I went over to visit and she had probably 20 of them blooming in all manner of shapes and colors. Each stunningly beautiful in its own unique way. Some with huge blooms that had colors that seemed impossibly rich. The stamen curled down in a strikingly elegant manner. And all of this bursting forth from one singular stalk. It seemed impossible that this plant existed. And I was immediately inspired to make one. I went through many different iterations of flower with different grind patterns on the petals before settling on my favorite. I really enjoyed adding tiny little grind details throughout the plant to tie all its brilliant areas together. I added ground colorful stripes to the bulb to ground the powerful color of the blossom. I then did a very subtle color fade along the stem to balance the overall look and added little ground flecks of color to tie in the almost jewelry-like brilliance from the petals. This sculpture is completely safe to be kept outdoors!

Metal amaryllis sculpture

Artist Aiden Dale with his amaryllis sculpture.

Close up of amaryllis flower

Close up of amaryllis leaves

Close up of amaryllis bulb.

Close up of amaryllis stem.
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