Karen Parker Moeller's avatar Karen Parker Moeller

A bright, sunny, delightfully warm afternoon... When I encountered this showy dahlia, I responded immediately to its joyful exuberance, and I wanted to express it with paint for others to enjoy. Bright, bold colors. So much intentional energy must have been expended to produce such an extravagant display of hot reds and cool yellows, all in a symmetrical pattern. It reminded me instantly of a firework frozen in time, as if it burst into bloom with a loud “Ka-BOOM!”

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: approx 2 in
  • Medium: Oil Paint
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 5 feet 4 in