August 3, 2008

"Why I Paint Flowers"

Because the symetry of flowers is a direct expression of the golden mean, 1.618 is a unit of division and multiplication throughout natural creation. Who said, "I don't paint nature, I am nature"? Some artists naturally create compositions close to the golden mean / section. One can easily do it precisely with a calculator and a metric ruler. Art can have a healing quality for the viewer.

1 comment:

Kristen H said...

Hey! I hope you are having a good summer! I really like the flowers in this painting.

I saw in the class listing that you're having a print making class this fall. That's super! Unfortunately I'm supposed to have CIA studios tues and thurs-- but you know I'd be there in a heartbeat if I could.
See you in the fall!: )