Woman I, acrylic on paper, 2018, 70.5” x 30”

Flowering in Conversation
Halekulani Hotel - Honolulu, Hawaii
Open to the public
June 22 - September 7
Gallery Hours 9am - 8pm daily
Summer 2018

(Exhibition Text)
Colors create rhythm through the collective of hands that arrange and flower; the image of a woman from Courbet placed inside an open conversation between flat spaces of color and transparent layers of paint; floral variety in mink, king and pincushion protea, anthuriums with tulips and mums; this is a world of painting based on relationships.

My art practice involves a collaboration with others through group flower arranging. Together participants create a single flower arrangement inside the studio. Paintings, materials for still life, a variety of cacti, and an abundance of natural light fill the space.

As guests place their flowers, the composition builds relationally, a moment of performance occurs and the arrangement becomes the sum of its parts—mirroring the act of painting. The final arrangement, in turn, serves as a still life reference as the process circles back to painting.

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Vessel, acrylic on panel, 2018, 5’ x 5’

Group Flower Arrangement, acrylic on panel, 2018 24’ x 30’

Created over the course of two years, this body of work explores the relationship between color, the figure and group flower arranging.

Flower Collective, acrylic on canvas, 2018
26.5” x 40”

Repeated throughout the pieces are flat, broad areas of single colors. These solid, opaque areas of paint are part of a rhythm of viewing and offer a rest or pause within the dynamics of the composition. They represent what is solid, recognizable, with form and reference. Other passages are transparent, giving way to movement, space and the breakdown of form that occurs throughout the painting process.

The act of arranging using color, brushstrokes and the placement of imagery is similar to placing flowers in a vase—each element is considered for how it complements the whole and the final composition is the sum of its parts.

Open Conversation, acrylic on canvas, 2018
26.5” x 40

Image Credits/ Several photographers contributed to images throughout this site—they include Nadia Agsen and Dixie Rose.