The Last of the Cherry Blossom

The Last of the Cherry Blossom, painting and sculpture

The Last of the Cherry Blossom

Painting and wall sculpture, oil on panel, 46″x46″x2″, oil on six steel hemispheres, 4″, 5″, and 8″ diameter, 2009

Drawn from a quote from David Mitchell, “The last of the cherry blossom… when it’s perfect, it falls….So it’s only absolutely perfect when it’s falling through the air, this way and that, for the briefest time…”  A shadow created within the two-dimensional painting plane brings the path of the blossom into the viewer’s space, while the representational form in the background serves as a specific response.

Cherry Blossom bubble sculpture, side view detail

Cherry Blossom bubble sculpture, side view detail

The Last of the Cherry Blossom painting

The Last of the Cherry Blossom painting

Cherry Blossom Bubbles, detail

Cherry Blossom Bubbles, detail