Beaudelaire's Garden: Charles Beaudelaire published "Les Fleurs du Mal" in 1857, a collection of imagist poems using compelling images to deal with themes of decadence, boredom, and sexuality. The introduction reads in part:
If rape and passion. daggers and burning
Have still not embroidered their pleasant design
On the banal canvas of our pitiable destinies
It's because our souls, alas, are not bold enough
Motivated by the phrase "banal canvas," I accepted the challenge of creating a painting bold and original enough with vibrant colors in lush profusion, like nature gone mad. With a hole in it, it's a multidimensional piece that draws on my interest in deconstruction theory.
Size: 36x36" $1500