The Language of Flowers 5.241, - 2011
The images in these, gorgeously coloured and deeply glazed works, entitled 'The Language of Flowers', are made up of layered paint and glaze to achieve a translucent effect. Reminiscent of a still pond each image questions the solidity of the surface. The flowers are suspended below the surface inviting the viewer to look within - or are they reflected?
the language of flowers:
white peony - shame, bashfulness
Important aesthetics of beauty are suggested by many means, including through the delicate surface and layering of the image -- the finished work itself strives to be a beautiful object, although circumventing and reducing beauty's more terrifying and awe inspiring aspects by introducing a fragility that we now recognise as an aspect of natural and constructed beauty.
25 x 30 cm
glaze and oil paint on linen
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