House Plant 5 11" x 14" Print [Limited Run]
House Plant 5 11" x 14" print. Perfect for the plant lover in your life, even if that's you ;)
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These prints are made from the gouache on paper original drawings from my 2008 series Doing A Lot With Very Little.
Doing A Lot With Very Little is an endeavor at non-narrative work. The series is based on composition, line, shadow, color and medium but of course when working with recognizable images it’s quite difficult not to have some sort of narrative impression work its way in.
I chose to paint house plants after coming across some elegant images in a Japanese architecture book found online. I’ve painted them before and found myself returning to plants when I needed a break from the detailed birds I had been working on over the past year. I like the quiet and contemplative way drawings of ordinary house plants can say so much with me doing very little to them.
With a majority of my source material found online and the final drawings viewed on the internet; is the final image just a collage of media re-constituted thru me? It’s gotten to the point where I can’t even really see the drawing until I scan it and view it on my screen, knowing that is where the majority of my audience will view the work. Drawings and paintings are the first ways in which humans communicated and recorded imagery. Nowadays, recorded images are captured and edited with digital media. How has this changed the way we see, construct and choose our images? Viewing a house plant online is engineered by a system of programs and the image itself is perceived by thousands of pixels. These pixels create a large chunk of our visual world. With that information how is experiencing art in person different then what you will see online?