Oils, powdered marble, and dried flowers on canvas
48 x 60
“A storm was coming
but that’s not what she felt.
It was adventure on the wind
and it shivered down her spine.”
Exploring this sensational feeling of wind and adventure, I was inspired to think about flowers as the wind takes them away on a sunny day. In what is seen as a moment of silence (in what can be a tumultuous and boisterous world), I imagined sitting in a field of wildflowers, as the wind whispered amongst the field. Seeing the significance of flowers, particularly daisies in a span of stories throughout time (fairy tales/ stories of romance, plucking petals to denote love, as a gesture of peace and friendship, etc.), I envisioned creating a floral landscape. This piece captured that central theme, creating movement, utilizing the texture of real pressed flowers and powdered marble. As you view the piece, you feel a brief sensation of calm hope where you can just breathe and be transported to a quieter time, even if just for a moment.