Botanical Dreams

Cecily Donnelly's avatar Cecily Donnelly

Botanical Dreams is an assemblage of 56 small canvases forming a unified mosaic wall piece; the photos above show some of the 8" x 10" oil paintings in preliminary arrangements on the studio floor. As a painter and gardener, I’ve become fascinated with making close-up studies of the small details of growing things, and in these paintings I've explored the natural colors and shapes of flowers and leaves, vegetables, grasses, and fruits; their lush interiors and their mysterious shadows. Each painting is complete in itself, but they all contribute to the overall composition and influence each other in different ways. The final piece is installed on two glass walls in the lobby at Bridgewater Place.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: (each image) 1.5
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Width: 64 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 70 inches