Sweet Perfume (Series)

Deryn van der Tang

Digital photography

My heart has always resonated with art, poetry, and writing, and I’ve dedicated most of my life to finding my unique voice and expressing my Christian faith through these creative mediums.

My art seeks to transform both adversity and joy into spiritual and aesthetic expressions. Nature, with its timeless cycles of growth and decay, serves as a wellspring of inspiration, offering metaphors and seasons that infuse my work with meaning, using these natural symbols as conduits to spiritual transcendence.

I have chosen roses as a symbol of love, hope, community, and courage. The many petals convey so many experiences. A single rose is my widowhood, and the bunch of roses the community, together we thrive and our love for one another is the sweet perfume that brings joy and hope into our shared lives as Jesus Followers.