In Purple Dahlia, Cristina presents a rendering of dahlia petals, inspired by the flowers in her summer garden. By adopting a close-up perspective, she creates abstraction and explores the shapes and colors of the subject. In this piece, we see how the curl of the petals creates deeply contrasting shadows that might be missed by a less careful observer. We can also see that, far from what might be overlooked as a simple plant, the leaves contain a universe of rich colors that lie waiting to be seen.
Oil on canvas, 12″ x 12″
For sale, $200
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