As naturally-occurring elements go, ‘Fire’ is as important to us as earth, wind and water. The former two are the titles afforded to a couple more of the hugely talented, Daniella O’Connor Akiyama’s very latest Spring 2018 portfolio, witnessed hereabouts. However it’s the more heated topic of ‘Fire’ we’re concerning ourselves with right now, and in the graphical throes of this brand new O’Connor Akiyama-manifested limited edition study. The acclaimed contemporary floral artist’s facilitating of old-world Asian ink-work (blended with western-style old masters pictorial styling cues) habitually lends itself to the provision of sublimely crafted hand-embellished, glossed and signed boxed canvases such as the one you’re feasting your hungry eyes in right now. Casting hot reds to tell the graphical tale on this visual occasion, O’Connor Akiyama applies strong – yet measured – brushstrokes and contrasting colours to inject immediate life into this 12” x 34” piece.