In the Collected Marvels, Louisiana Roots series, the patterns featured on vessels and background textiles are collected from distant lands, either via travels or books. By contrast, all florae sprouting from the vessel are native to Louisiana, plucked- sometimes figuratively, sometimes literally- from my own backyard. Building on similar ideas from previous series, these paintings are visual musings on identity, travel, growth-- where we come from, what we collect, how we grow. No matter how much exploring we do, how many new ideas we accumulate and showcase, our roots remain linked to where we’re from.
This painting, the first in the Collected Marvels, Louisiana Roots series, features Magnolia, American Beautyberry, and Okra.
Size : 18x24”, framed to 24x30”.