January 27, 2021

Is Symbolism In Nature Still Relevant In Today’s World?

Ian Campbell

Acrylic On CanvasTulip (True Love), 2020

“Tulip, (True Love)”, is the first of eight painting produced during Scotland’s first Covid 19 lockdown.

I wanted to look closely at nature but also relate that to how we respond to each other during a time of crisis. Symbolism is a strong emotive way to connect us with nature in a time of lockdown, when we all feel isolated. The tulip has many varieties leading to many meanings. The symbolism of this tulip, true Love, I felt said it all.