Sunday, September 08, 2013

Countess Corpse Flower Painting...

A few weeks ago, we saw the corpse flower bloom at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  CLICK HERE to read about that trip.  I was really struck by the ruffles of the flower and thought that it would make an excellent collar for a costume.  Once the idea was planted, it was hard to uproot!  I kept thinking about it and decided to incorporate it into a painting.

As I had originally imagined, I used the "spathe" aka ruffly petal for the collar and transformed the spadix (the smelly pointy part coming up from the center of the flower) into the face and a coiffed hairdo.  I call her, "Countess Corpse Flower".

2 comments:

Shaiha said...

Just lovely!

taralinda said...

very cool...