Queen of the Night
Acrylics on Canvas, 3 Pieces, each 33.1 x 23.4"
Raya Ahmed Mansoor, 2018
Based on the Maldivian folk story 'Rannamari'.
The 3-piece painting focused on the center, where a delicate flower (Queen of the Night; Selenicereus grandifloras) portrays the purity of the girl, who has been chosen as the queen of the night.
This beautiful flower of wonderment unfurls between dusk and dawn, living a short life - for they wither by dawn.