Octavius

The House of Octavius Quartio in Pompeii was home to some of the city's finest frescos and renowned for its extensive lush green garden. My little green jug, filled with freshly cut flowers from my garden contains -perhaps- some of the same specimens to be found in that glorious garden. I imagine the lush waterways of the long colonnaded garden and the sound of their fountains and carp pond surrounded by ornamental foliage, fruit trees, wild flowers and scented herbs. A dream and of a celebration of life.

45.5 w x 55.5 h cm (Framed size 67 w x 77.5 h cm)

Oil, encaustic wax on board in antique frame.