Saturday, 8 March 2014

Flowers & Shit


I went to see the Richard Hamilton exhibition in Tate Modern yesterday.  As a 'flower painter' I was inspired to find about his 'scatological period' in the 70s. There was a whole room (called Shit & Flowers) filled with work from this period: paintings of flowers, toilet paper, turds.
I made my own version (desperately trying to expand or find other topics than flowers? :-D)

Hmm, after all, flowers and excrement have an intimate connection. If I continue making these, the future versions should include bees and butterflies too - and the sun.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Flower Battle

Sometimes I wonder why I make so many 'flower paintings'. I am not particularly interested in flowers. I don't know flowers. I don't want to know flowers. I just like painting these imaginary creatures with stems and buds and blossoms and leaves instead of ones with heads and hands and feet...