Narrative: WHAT FLOWER – Depicting tropical floral forms in it’s imagery, mounted upon woodwork reminiscent of starfish, the overall presentation of WHAT FLOWER is lush and intense. This piece was purchased at auction and the proceeds were given to Charlestown Playhouse, a Parent Cooperative Preschool. What you notice at once in this piece are hints of landscapes, seascapes, and animals like turtles and starfish. As you continue to visually explore the imagery within the canvases, the rhythms, patterns, colors and forms blend creating a moving scene that unfolds before you. The more time you spend looking, the more joy it brings.
From the Owner: “I knew this piece would suit my home in the mountains well with it’s rich woodwork and natural feel and it absolutely belongs in this natural setting.”
Overall Dimensions: Width 58” x Height 30” x Depth 4″
Format: 3 oil painted panels, attached to wooden hanging structure (included)
Oil paint on stretched canvas created using only the finest quality materials
The Stretchers: Designed, created and built by the artist, this unique ‘Nature’s Secret’ stretcher is hand drawn and carved with a multi-layered, ridged edge for added effect. The stretchers have a convex back which protrudes from the wall.
The Wooden Hanging Structure: Designed by the artist to augment the narrative, this sculptural element is created from cherry wood by Furniture maker Robert Post. The art and wood structure are raised from the wall and have the appearance of floating.
The Paint: ‘Old Holland Classic Oil Colours’ oil paint for the richest, most vibrant color
The Oil: ‘Chelsea Classical Studio’ Clarified Pale Cold Pressed Walnut Oil. This oil will not darken, and contributes to the deep richness of tones and hues in the work. This magnificent oil was mentioned many times as a favored painting medium in the writings of Leonardo DaVinci!
The Canvas: #10 double-filled Army Duck canvas, selected for its smooth, uniform surface and durability