The images in these gorgeously coloured and deeply glazed works, entitled 'The Language of Flowers', are made up of layered paint and glaze to achieve a translucent effect.
Reminiscent of a still pond, each image questions the solidity of the surface. The flowers are suspended below the surface inviting the viewer to look within - or are they reflected?
Important aesthetics of beauty are suggested by many means, including through the delicate surface and layering of the image -- the finished work itself strives to be a beautiful object, although circumventing and reducing beauty's more terrifying and awe inspiring aspects by introducing a fragility that we now recognise as an aspect of natural and constructed beauty.
stretched canvas or linen | glaze and oil paint.
Georgia Museum of Art : Kress Project