I just finished this 30×30 inch oil on panel painting this morning. When I first began the process of creating the image, I wasn’t quite sure what I was attracted to about it. After working and sitting with it for many hours I had many thoughts.
It’s a strong image, and maybe not quite as obvious as some of my previous paintings. Most definitely feminine.
Here I have focused on the bloom as it has fallen. Past it’s glorious prime, but still vibrant, gushing fourth it’s seed and at the same time beginning its decay back to the earth.
I enjoy how the water serves to make the colors more vibrant and simultaneously hastens the decay. How the bloom is so open palmed, surrendering gracefully. How the sharp detail of the seeds dissolves into the blurriness of all around it, visualizing life energy as form becomes formlessness.