Girl with Flowers
|I wanted to have a dynamic relationship between a large, chaotic bunch of flowers and a restrained, almost a silhouette view of a young woman. The deep red apple and the golden locket on the table complete the ensemble.
Within the composition, there is a constant struggle between the desire for flatness and for depth. There is a strong sense of pattern, especially with the sharp shapes of the window and table, while the modelling of the forms takes place mainly in the bottom half of the painting.
This painting was inspired by my admiration for the paintings of Pierre Bonnard and for the multitude of painterly ideas to be found in his work.