Daniel du Plessis, b. 1953 in Randfontein, near Johannesburg, South Africa, is currently based in Savannah, GA. He has exhibited his paintings nationally and internationally and has taught part-time studio-art classes at various colleges and universities in Southern California. Du Plessis reinterprets nature and cosmic imagery to create imaginative, psychological environments. The artworks become metaphors for the fragility of romantic love, the transience of things and the irrevocable flow of time. In his art layering processes transform disparate references to Dutch vanitas and flower painting, Romanticism, Surrealism, and pop culture into images filled with associative potential. Decorative elements co-exist with darker undercurrents: Life’s experiences cannot be resolved, but remain in a complex and uneasy balance. His eclectic style ranges from highly detailed representations to abstraction.