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Spread # 96- Remember All The Roses June 8, 2010

Posted 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?


1. Brian Kasstle - June 8, 2010

Orly. This set is so stunning! Such a change from how it started out. I am so glad I came down for the class to San Diego! It was so wonderful. I am more interested in the roses and flowers in ours hearts and dreams and desires. Roses are so loaded with meaning for most of us. I prefer simpler wilder flowers.

I can’t wait for you to see the roses & flowers in my yard! XO.

2. Bren - June 8, 2010

Okay you said that beautifully. I agree with you about the rose as pure inspiration, love, love, love what you’re doing and sharing here on your blog

3. pearlandroses - June 9, 2010

Wow Orly. What a transformation. This one especially has the qualities you mentioned “contradiction, mystique, and romance”.
Just beautiful.

4. Donna - June 9, 2010

love these colors – taupe is one of my favorites – this is a gorgeous spead and the words made me chuckle and think – Rose as Superhero!

5. Arlene Wanetick - June 9, 2010

Yes, we can’t create a better rose, it tends to be perfect as it is…so pick it apart and reconstruct it as your own. Then it is YOUR beauty! This spread is beautiful as always. THANK YOU, dear Orly.

6. aimee - June 10, 2010

these roses look like they are floating – how did you do that!? i keep wanting to pick one of them up – the page has such a 3D look to it!

7. Elise - June 10, 2010

What a thrill it was for me to be part of the class in San Diego. I love your work, your process and your spirit! I also loved meeting everyone – your art inspires me, thank you!

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