Calla Lily; This was a very personal painting I did at university, when recovering from breast cancer (twice)...The background colours represent blood & cancer cells, The Calla lilies are a Metaphor for my recovery !!! The lilies get larger - as I keep recovering. Like most flowers, the calla lily has a symbolic meaning. It is, ironically, associated with both Weddings and Funerals. The calla lily is symbolic of marriage and purity because of its white colour and its trumpet-like shape, similar to a woman's shape. It is also the symbol of rebirth and resurrection; therefore, it is widely used in funeral arrangements and planted in cemeteries.
The calla lily's common colour is white, but it is available in any colour such as yellow, red, burgundy, pink, orange and even a purple/black combination. When calla lilies are used in weddings, the usual choice is white because of its elegant look and symbolism of purity.