..The Erysimum species of flower, found mostly in Europe, Western Asia and North America is the subject of my latest painting. It is most commonly called the "Wallflower"
As I was painting this vibrant and brightly yellow coloured flower from a photo in an old gardening magazine, I was wondering why it is associated with shy or introverted people avoiding others at a party ? The flower is quite showy. and comes in few different brash colours such as red, orange and mauve.
Well, apparently, it has more to do with the way the flower grows rather than its looks. The flower grows best leaning against a wall or in cracks in stone. The flower (and the person) literally prefers standing against a wall rather that mingling with others...
This antisocial flower is for sale unframed.
Sacha Grossel is a practising Visual Artist from Australia.