Painting the Roses Red (New American F(L)AG)

Painting the Roses Red (New American F(L)AG)

Painting, Human figure, Plants , Political / Social, Mixed technique, 244x183cm
Oil on canvas, and New and Recycled hand-painted (originally white) silk flowers on board. I used primarily recycled/rescued white silk flowers with a history of their own to build an iconic arrangement upon which the viewer can cast their own interpretations and expectations.

Generally speaking, flowers in fine art raise more questions than they answer. Though their visual appeal is straightforward, the interpretation of their bewildering array of meaning is complicated, and often contradictory. The flower can function as a vehicle for contemplating concepts of sex, decay, gender politics, our environment, decadence, ceremony, and the mutability of life, love and death.

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Bettina Patermo
9 years ago
once more: really fantastic!!! greatings bettina
Nicoletta Testi
9 years ago
Molto bello!!
Amalia Gil-Merino
9 years ago
Great metaphore: the flower contemplating the world, the life and the death parallel to red and lines: genial. Congratulations Kim!
Carlo D'Orta
9 years ago
Carlo D'Orta Artist
Very interesting, good. Carlo
Helga Kalversberg
9 years ago
Hi Kim, very good your artwort!!
Best regards..
Brigitte Kempers
9 years ago
super - good luck!
Pigi
9 years ago
Pigi Artist
"Style it takes" and you've got it!!
liza BEE
9 years ago
liza BEE Artist
This is beautiful and I agree with your statements about flowers.

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