Studio Sixty Six
My mother and the dutch floral reproduction

My mother and the dutch floral reproduction


Paper and reproduction print (based on found photograph: "My Mother, sitting in the most familiar place, smiling into the sun", see second photo)

6" x 8" / 15.24cm x 20.32cm



Artist's Insight:

Using traditional floral fabrics, as well as reproduction prints from second hand stores, the works are reminiscent of interior decor and, historically, its attempts to harness the comforting aspects of nature - to bring the outdoors in. Human made representations depicting the beauty, rather than the sometimes destructive force of the natural world demonstrate that there is comfort in the idealization and creation of our environment, one that is not to be undervalued. The resulting works evoke nostalgia and a sense of familiarity that is both comforting and aesthetically pleasing.