Saturday, May 29, 2010

On the Subject of Flowers in Art

Jesa Damora creates huge pieces. They are of flowers. And they are magnificent.

On her website, I found "A Short Polemic"

"It has been said to me that the subject of flowers is not a challenging one. First of all, everyone does them. That must mean they’re boring—like sex? Flowers are the sophisticate’s horror, a Decorative Art: ‘botanicals’, sheet and china patterns, pretty cards from the MFA, coffee table books on the restored Giverny plantings. And Georgia O’Keefe had the last word on them, anyway. As a demur to this dominant and smug position, how could a new attempt not be challenging?"

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