This piece of art was inspired by the Boro (Japanese peasant handcraft) technique called Diamond point. It was conceived during the early 20th century and it is made from a single strand of iron wire. The palms on the beach or in the snow create a color gradient which can be reproduced using this technique. Although it sounds easy to make, this type of art is very difficult because you have to cut the wire in such a way that when making a circle with both ends they connect perfectly.
Puaala (Euphorbia hirta), also called beach snow, is a coastal plant with leaves and stems adapted to resist the salty ocean wind. The leaves are succulent and bristly as shown in the close-up. The stems produce yellow, five-petaled flowers described as star shapes. This awesome art of Ikebana has an elegant simplicity that I quite love. Art created, designed, and…
This painting was done after I read a book about how to arrange flowers in Japanese-style. I really like the rustic feel of this painting because the materials used in the arrangement are not ordered, but instead just thrown together in an unsystematic way that echoes my own feeling when arranging flowers.
This painting went with the previous as a diptych. This time I tried to play with sensory perceptions by using contrasting colors, shadows and reflections. The chair is both dark and bright, the vertical lines give it a sense of depth while at the same time bringing forward its central part where one eye is located. It’s a little bit…
The painting “Palms quartet” is inspired by the work of the French painter Henri Rousseau. The painting was part of an exhibition organized in 2013, when this article was written. The exhibition featured works done by artists who had been influenced by Fauvism or Cubism. These are styles that arose in France during a short period around the turn of…