In early 2011 I became slightly obsessed by an image that reminded me of large philodendron leaves.
I made the first Philodendron painting while on a speaking trip in Florida, and I named the series after seeing and huge plant outside my hotel room door. Before I got cats, I’d been an obsessed houseplant person, and always had lots of philodendron in my house. I also remember being in the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, pointing at a 7-foot long leaf and asking a horticulturist “what is that?” He told me that it was exactly what my houseplant-philodendron would look like if it lived in a greenhouse for 100 years.
I made one large (22×33) and several smaller “Philodendron” paintings, and a few postcards, just for fun. Until this morning, I’d left them alone.
Philodendron: Making the cut
Having worked on a painted Stained Glass Penguin (what happens when triangles go wild?) for nine hours yesterday, I never quite got around to making a tiny painting for “Image-a-day” so I looked into my archives and found Philodendron 3. I “cut” a piece and made digital magic with it in Photoshop. Find posters at zazzle.
|Philodendron 3 (22×33 $500, framed)|
|Philodendron Magic 2012 (poster at zazzle.com)|