For a limited time this Fall, Bouquet With Plums and Dahlias is offered in two print sizes: 18” X 30”, 22” X 36”. The prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting. Offer ends December 23rd.
This original sketch for this still-life was done many years ago at a friend’s house in Taipei, Taiwan. Last winter, on a particularly gloomy day in NYC, I searched through my old sketchbooks and came upon its dancing shapes and colors. It was a perfect cure to the dreary winter’s day outside. Something that started long ago in a faraway country found its way to be the inspiration for a large scale still-life completed in New York City. Its vibrant exotic colors recall time spent in Asia, there is a bit of strong lavender from fields glimpsed in South of France and even a few swallows (on the cup) from my village on the Adriatic Coast. The flat areas of background color serve to evoke contrast between dark and light and the oval shape of the table suggests the perspective. The large scale format of the original is a bit unusual for me - ordinarily I create smaller still lifes. In the case of this series I chose the large scale format (most pieces are at least 52” X 30”) to underscore the bold, bright spirit of the pieces - an antidote for the winter, or the gloomy political situation, darkness that so much of humanity endures near and far from us. It also allowed me observe and present in sometimes larger than life representations the intricate plants, flowers and objects. The upward movement of many of the smaller flowers and wild fruit branches is intentional, encouraging lightness of spirit and awakening of spring.