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Roma is a papercut artist, painter and illustrator from Melbourne Australia.

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Spring Flower. 2003

85cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Gouache and Gold Leaf on Paper

Roma McLaughlin
Celtic Patterns
Painting. Passionfruit Flower Series

Some years ago a passionfruit vine growing over my studio found its way inside and I began to make daily drawings of it. Like a medieval Book of Hours my drawings correlated to different times of the day and year.

Paintings developed from these drawings and I used circular mandala type compositions to reflect natures life cycles. Borrowing from Celtic traditions I use spiral patterning and geometric step patterning to develop themes around the Unity of Opposites.