Scratch the painted, plastered, resin-based, encaustic wax-encrusted, etched word-heavy surface of Danielle O’Connor Akiyama’s typical contemporary floral art compositions, and the likelihood is that you’ll discover a myriad of tales well told beneath all those labour-intensive textured layers. Which is just the way the much celebrated – and collected - O’Connor Akiyama likes it. Silent palimpsests of portent and mystery which are illustratively akin to hidden treasure lying just below the surface area of the image, which have helped catapult O’Connor Akiyama into the art-loving public’s conscience for the best part of 30 years. And now this autumn 2017 O’Connor Akiyama seeks more appraisal from devotees of old (as well as new fans), in the glazed boxed canvas guise of her brand new limited edition piece, entitled ‘Painted Dreams 2’. Picturing just a graphic hint of a traditional Japanese temple set amid a series of rocks, it’s the predominance of the archetypal cherry blossom tree which effortlessly captures – and holds – the gaze of the casual observer and more. Measuring 20” x 20”, this small is indeed beautiful, individually-signed O’Connor Akiyama iteration is restricted to just 195 copies from launch, so please register your interest today.