Keep the light

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light”, Theodore Roethke


The understated beauty of the cascading Rock Lily orchid (Dendrobium speciosum) reminds me of the subtlety of our inner beauty. One that underpins the thoughts that we share and the gifts that we give. A smile. A soft gentle touch. Kind words to lift the heart. The unspoken words that shine through our actions.


Illustration of the cascading Dendrobium speciosum flowers at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Australia, Pencil on vellum, 420 x 594 mm












Published by Sharon Mak

Sharon is a self-taught artist with expansive graphite and mixed-media work focusing on the diverse Australian native flora. Her art work is emotionally rich to bring out the unique and intricate qualities of the native species, drawing parallelism in the abundance of lives around her, and those that continue to inspire her. Her attention to fine details and composition is evident as you delve into Sharon's portfolio of works. Sharon has exhibited in Melbourne and Sydney over the years.

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