twelve new friends (private collection)

30 cm x 25 cm (11.81 inch x 9.84 inch)

I found these coconut parts under twelve palm trees in the garden of Hotel Torarica in Paramaribo, Surinam. Those palm trees gave us shelter for the tropical heat. I called those twelve palm trees my new friends. Couldn't take them to my studio but kept the little coconut parts as memorabilia.

Acrylic, moulding paste, oil stick and parts of palm trees mounted on canvas.

To be honest, the palm trees where these parts are from truly helped us out in the tropical heat of Surinam. Mixed media work consisting of palm tree parts, acrylic paint, moulding paste and oil stick.