Sculpture of Chloe from a live 6 week pose. With Liz O'Kane in her workshop.
Sunflower Series 2018
“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower _ the idea of flowers. You put out your hand to touch the flower - lean forward to smell it - maybe touch it with you lips almost without thinking - or give it to someone to please them. Still - in a way - nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small - we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time. If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I’ll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it. - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of Flowers.”