Ode to O'Keeffe: Zen Black Iris II, III, & IV

Chunie Arnold's avatar Chunie Arnold

Ode to O’Keeffe_Zen Black Iris II, III, & IV - Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe’s abstract flower paintings including my favorite, Black Iris, my Black Iris Series of abstract oil paintings interpret the essential, unfolded structure of the Iris Flower Fold as an origami shape. The larger well-defined shapes and planes push and pull the surface creating an illusion of a sculpted relief, and the enhanced geometric shapes represent the ancient Asian concepts of Yin and Yang. As the Iris fold images multiply and get smaller, the multiple line interactions become less dominant thus enhancing the Zen-like, meditative atmosphere.

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