Spread # 96- Remember All The Roses June 8, 2010Posted by Orly in Uncategorized.
Forget I asked you to forget all the roses back in Spread #87. I am back to the rose, explosions of color, life, and beauty, fine and raw. The rose can easily belong to the kitsch department, but just the same it can be found in the exquisite department. The rose holds contradiction, mystique, and romance. At times overly laden with meaning, at times strikingly simple and sweet. At times pretentious, at times humble. There are millions of representations of roses in art, textile, prints, decorative paintings and so on. Personally, I am not interested in the realistic depiction of the rose in my journal. Roses are beautiful, perfect in their imperfections, and should be left alone to shine directly, not through a canvas. I am drawn to the process of abstraction of roses conceptually, through color, texture, shape, line, mixed media, and movement, I am not interested in drawing, painting, replicating the rose, I am interested in the abundance of inspiration it provides me. What about you?