Sand-lilies of Knossos

Sand-lilies of Knossos - painting by Sally Parker, Artist & Author.
©Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet
Section of ‘Sand-lilies of Knossos’
Acrylic painting and mixed media
61cm x 51 cm – unframed
©Sally Parker | @ArtQuartet

A wild, sweet smelling white star-shaped flower was growing on a sand dune on the coast of Crete.  Its green leaves were visible, resembling blades of grass.  It was intriguing to observe such a beautiful plant surviving and blooming in such dry, hot, hostile conditions.

The plant was a sand-lily and is also known as a sea daffodil.  It can be found growing on beaches and coastal sand dunes of the Mediterranean.

If you are fortunate to discover the sand-lily, please leave it undisturbed so others can have the opportunity to admire its beauty as their numbers are decreasing.

‘Sand-lilies of Knossos’, an acrylic painting on canvas (61cm x 51cm (unframed) is part of my work focusing on the mythologies and mystical beauty of this wild flower.