The legendary American artist Georgia O’Keeffe once said, “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Flowers, of course, formed the central theme in the artist’s fascinating work over many years. Her pursuit of creating flowers was driven by her desire for people to really “notice” flowers. In her own words, “Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small – we haven’t time – and to see takes time… So I said to myself – I’ll paint what I see – what the flower is to me, but I’ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it – I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.”
Nature has found itself flowing into many artists’ consciousness and imagination across generations. From Georgia O’Keeffe to the ten Indian contemporary artists featured in our newest ‘Floral’ collection have brought their visions of nature into their artworks. As we transition from a slow winter to a prancing summer, we are taking a break to soak in all the flowers that the spring brings to us.
Each artwork of the Floral collection has been handpicked to evoke the bloom of the lush spring season. To mark new beginnings. To release the whiff of lilies and lavender into the air. To seek deeper meaning and hidden secrets of the floral world. As Georgia once said, “Well – I made you take time to look … and when you took time … you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower – and I don’t.”
Words by Art&Found Team