'Lilac Dreams Floating in Bloom' is a painting inspired by a dream. I was floating on a raft in a... Read More
'Lilac Dreams Floating in Bloom' is a painting inspired by a dream. I was floating on a raft in a Lilac colored sea. Although I could not see land, I felt a calmness wash over me while I was surrounded by this beautiful color. When I awoke from my dream I discovered that the color Lilac has historically been associated with compassion, kindness, helpfulness, and serenity. This marbled work is a reminder of peace and tranquility during turbulent tides.
This painting is a part of my Flowerscape Series: a collection of marbled paintings inspired by the organic and spontaneous shapes created while marbling paper. Marbling is the ancient practice of floating paint on seaweed water and using combs and tools to create a unique, unrepeatable print. My aim in making this series is to combine the natural and unpredictable movements made by marbling on water with the intentional placement of playful botanical shapes, capturing the motion of flowers dancing in the wind.