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A Poor Girl's Flower

 

Art Star Gallery

Feb 10th -April 8th

Info@ArtStarPhilly.com

Artist Statement
This collection is a study of flowers.   Flowers mean so much to us.  We give them in happiness and sadness.  We offer them in celebration, to lift someone's spirit, to wish them well, to say I'm sorry, or just because. My inspired floral fossil are more than creating something pretty. Flowers are beautiful on their own. Their preservation is my way of preserving a memory.   As a child, I remember the first time I decided to pick up a pencil to see if I could draw the flower in front of me.  To my surprise it was very easy and it turned out really well.  I was only seven or eight years old and that blew my mind.  Growing up in the projects within an urban environment didn't offer many nature like adventures. Playing in a field of flowers would only happen in my day dreams. So I would draw them.  Drawing flowers started me on a path that would eventually get me here.  This is by far my favorite form of flower preservation. Not only do I get to stop time in it's place, but I can captures all of it's settle details that I wasn't able to convey in my drawings. 

My first fossils started as a blank canvas to show my humbleness and gratitude towards nature and it's natural beauty. This time around I decided to add color as a form of celebration. I'm so happy to be doing what I love and this type of feeling deserves the spot light. Adding color is my way of stepping out of my shell and being proud of what I do.  Coloring my pieces represents my ability to not be afraid of success or happiness and the flowers are my dreams coming true.  This poor girl has found her flower.

 
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Tulipia: Tulip 01-14

 
Tulip 01 

 Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Tulip 02 

 Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Tulip 03 

 Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Tulip 04

Acrylic on Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

250

 
 
 

Tulip 05

Acrylic on Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

250

 
 
 

Tulip 06 

 Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Tulip 07

Acrylic on Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

250

 
 
 

Tulip 08

Acrylic on Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

250

 
 
 

Tulip 09

Acrylic on Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

250

 
 
 

Tulip 10/1

Acrylic on Plaster

"10.75 x 13.50 "

375

*Although most of my work are one offs, I sometimes get lucky and can get 2-3 fossils from a single mold.  This is one of those times.  

 
 
 

Tulip 10/2

Acrylic on Plaster

"10.75 x 13.50 "

375

*Although most of my work are one offs, I sometimes get lucky and can get 2-3 fossils from a single mold.  This is one of those times.

 
 
 

Tulip 11

Watercolor &  Acrylic on Plaster

"19.5 x 15.5"

750

 
 
 

Tulip 12

Acrylic on Plaster

"12 x 16"

525

 
 
 

Tulip 13 

 Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Tulip 14 

 Acrylic on Plaster

"16 x 12"

525

 
 
 
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Campanula- Bellflower 01-04

 

Bellflower 01

Plaster

"12 x 18"

525

 
 
 

Bellflower 02

Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Bellflower 03

Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 

Bellflower 04

Plaster

"4.5 x 9"

200

 
 
 
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Ranunculus - Buttercup 01-03

 

Buttercup 01

Plaster

"16 x 12"

425

 
 
 

Buttercup 02

Watercolor and Acrylic on Plaster

"20 x 16"

750

 
 
 

Buttercup 03

Acrylic on Plaster

"12 x 16"

525

 
 
 
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Hydrangea macrophylla - Garden Hydrangea 01-02

 
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Hydrangea 01

Plaster

"18 x 24"

850

 
 
 

Hydrangea 02

Plaster

"24 x 18"

850

 
 
 
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Delphinium - Larkspur 01-03

 

Larkspur 01

Plaster

"16 x 20"

675

 
 
 

Larkspur 02

Plaster

"18 x 24"

850

 
 
 

Larkspur 03

Acrylic on Plaster

"10.75 x 13.50 "

450

 
 
 
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Chrysanthemum - Mums 01 - 03

 

Mums 01

Watercolor and Acrylic on Plaster

"18 x 24 "

975

 
 
 

Mums 02

Acrylic and pencil on Plaster

"18 x 24 "

975

 
 
 

Mums 03

Acrylic on Plaster

"6 x 8 "

250

 
 
 
 

Contact Megan or Erin at Art Star Gallery to purchase your favorite fossil.

Email: Info@artstarphilly.com

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