acrylic on paper, 10″ x 22″

“Brush Close” is a suite of small, intimate paintings whose source is the unheralded flora around us. These plant forms, often overlooked, are the markers of seasons and of time passing, pointing to the ebb and flow of life itself. Sometimes they are portrayed in full bloom, while others are painted as barren sticks, reminding us of the temporal nature of our existence.

The painting hovers in that realm between recognizable imagery and abstract mark-making engaging the viewer to decipher these images and find renewed meaning in the botanical patterns.