Sylvia Marsters – Te Ao Vaerua. Limited Ed. Print.
Sylvia Marsters, Te Ao Vaerua. Limited ed. print on Hahnemühle photo rag, 590X520mm, image size 535x440mm. Signed and titled, unframed.
Gardenias have long been a subject close to the heart of Sylvia Marsters. The artist has painted them in increasing detail through out her career.
Richly scented, with a full white petal bloom, they evoke a sense of warm climates, sea breeze and romance. They convey a tropical allure impossible to resist. In Rarotonga, they are ever-present. Popular in gardens, perfumes and in flower Ei (or Lei), they pervade the senses and comfort the soul, they are given, they are worn and they are highly prized.