In the 90th Annual Open Society of Graphic Fine Artists Exhibition,
Menier Gallery,
51 southwark Street,
SE1 1RU.

3rd – 15th October

Inspired by Oberon’s quote;
‘’Fetch me that flower; the herb I shew’d thee once:
The juice of it on sleeping eye-lids laid
Will make a man or woman madly dote
Upon the next live creature that it sees.’’

Oberon, the king of the fairies, first appears in II.ii. He is arguing with his queen, Titania, over a changeling who she possesses and he desires. When she refuses to give up the changeling, Oberon devises a plan to steal it from her. He sends Puck off to find a certain flower whose juices, when squeezed on the eyes of Titania, will make her fall in love with the next creature she sees. Oberon plans to take the child when Titania is so spellbound.

Shakespeare ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

I always think my images speak for themselves, lol. But they obviously don’t say the same thing to everyone! This image and most of my other flower paintings are about fecundity and feminine creation of life.The flower petals are all reminiscent of Labia and ovarian imagery. There are often small spermazoa racing around the central image but the main emphasis is the feminine, the flower, the vessel, the womb.

This image is not a literal illustration but rather a celebration of the magic of sensuality and femininity. The opening of the flower, the fruits and seeds bursting with ripeness, seed ‘spermazoa’ all racing for a place to implant and grow. This image groans with feminine fecundity

Coloured pencil on A3 white bristol board


oberon, titania, enchantment, spells, shakespeare, love, flowers, fairies, fertility, fecundity, feminine, sperm, spermazoa, creation


  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 3 years ago

    Gorgeus work Helena.

  • Thank you Kerryn x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawover 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Helena.

  • Thanks Anna x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

  • loubie
    loubieover 3 years ago

    Imaginative work and beautifully executed:-)

  • Thank you Loubie

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much Liz x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago
  • wow! Thanks Mary x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago


  • Aw, thanks Justart and everyone who has commented so far. This is the first piece I have finished this year and it felt a bit laboured. Your comments have made me feel it was worthwhile finishing. x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    keep up the good work, still enjoying your card i have purchased, have it framed in my livingroom

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisover 3 years ago

    Very Beautiful work!

  • thank you Shelley

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, love all the detail and color, and the shapes.

  • Thanks Cindy x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 3 years ago

    so much detail , a FABulous piece of work , fave for me:-)

  • Thank you Jules x

    – Helena Wilsen - Saunders

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