The Language of Flowers
“Observing nature with utmost gratitude is a form of a prayer,” my grandfather would quote, Rabindranath Tagore’s words to me as we sat watching the sunset over the flatlands in Central Texas. Those words have become my mantra – the place where my love affair with nature began. Clay and paint are my two favorite mediums that combined express the narrative of my heart and the work in this exhibition are my prayer offerings to nature.
The clay flowers are made from stoneware or porcelain clay, fired at 2200F in final kiln firing. I also utilized recycled glass, reclaimed wood, driftwood, found objects, and paintings create this series of work.
Most of the flowers were made in the early morning between, 3am – 7 am. Pre-dawn: called brahma muhurta meaning ‘creator’s hour’. I’ve found it to be the most unique and productive experience, to create at these hours in my studio.
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