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Flores de Humo

Flores de Humo

Regular price $19,000.00 USD
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- 40 x 38 inches, framed
- Colored pencil on paper
- Playa Santa Teresa, CR

(2022) Call it the humidity on the lens of my camera, or the condensation from an airconditioned room in the sun, but these flowers, this crate represent the green of the jungle and the moisture of the air in Santa Teresa, before the dry season and the dust settles in. Collaborating with my extremely talented friend India Robinson from BLOSSOM BBY in Melbourne Australia, this concept has been traveling around the world with me.

India creates the most interesting floral arrangements I’ve ever come across, an artwork of the living object. Something about this piece felt more of a typical still life. But I wanted 'street' where there is opulence; the milk crate is not only India’s signature delivery/presentation method and the reason I was initially attracted to her work but also it grounds the idle beauty of this exotic arrangement of expensive plants. The reality of a flower arrangement often portrays an untouchable, sculpture-like adornment to a space, not saying my art isn't similar - I would even go so far as to say that’s the goal, but there has to be a relatability to my subjects, a milk crate, we’ve all sat on in desperate times, a little rough next to the pristine. Even still the perfection of these flowers felt too perfect, I know my style is hyper-real but when the subject appears so itself in the flesh, wouldn’t they cancel each other out? 

I kept on theme with the humidity that I lived in, on theme with the place that was my temporary home, I blurred this sculpture of Indias, and I played with a technique that is my new weapon. Feeling partially blind as I tried to distinguish the details on a fogged-out surface, I just let myself indulge in these colors. I now give you permission to do so, don’t try too hard to define it - its definition is in its lack of structure and its abundance of suggestions.

Framing

Framed within a white shadow box frame with a floated mount and 2-inch reveal. With museum grade UV fitering plexiglass.

This is my favorite way to frame, the white wood is simple and clean and the shadow box/floated mount makes the paper appear floating, not touching the back board nor glass.

Framing is by the great team at Tribeca Printworks in NYC.

Shipping & Returns

Domestic shipping
Please allow 2 weeks for framing and processing. We ship all original artwork from New York City via UPS and will be insured for its full value. We'll email you a tracking number once your piece has been dispatched. 

International shipping (non-US)
Please allow 2 weeks for framing and processing. We can ship all artwork worldwide via various carriers. Note that we do not cover any customs, import, or duty fees. Please make sure to check with local regulations for artwork shipments. 

Returns
We cannot offer exchanges or returns for original artwork or prints. Due to the custom nature of the work, all purchases are final sale. If for some reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact hello@bella.gold and we’ll be sure to help you out.

Authenticity

This original artwork is hand signed by the artist. Every piece also comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity printed by Bella's studio.

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