8 x 8 inches, oil on canvas
This painting was 100% inspired by my almost-five-year-old daughter's flower picking technique. She plucks them right up close to the blossom, bears them home in her beautiful little hands, and proceeds to display them thusly, in small glasses of water, with buds under and over water, without knowing the "rules" of flower arranging. I think it's beautiful - and a great metaphor as well, if you go in for that whole art-as-emotional-mirror thing. Which I occaisionally do.
Cryptic and mysterious, while embracing the beauty of childhood. An Absolutlely perfect mix.