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Red Hibiscus With Blue Background

17.00"W x 17.00"H x 0.8"D

$250 (Shipping Included)

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Claudia Cox

Lake Hughes, CA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: folk, bright, life, still, decorative, flowers, red, decor, copper, vase, decoration, hibiscus

Media: paper, oil pastels, pencil, charcoal

Size: 17"W x 17"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

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These bright flowers bursting like flames from their dark leaf bushes are ubiquitous in the Los Angeles area: so much so that we might overlook their beauty. Here I am focusing attention on their decorative qualities by placing them outside their natural environment & in a pretty copper vase. I also enjoy exploring the reflective qualities of different surfaces. This piece includes white matting & a frame that matches the vase.

Born in the USA, but I grew up in Chile. That land of wine, poetry, and magic inspired in me early on to create my own visual language. I call it “visual poetry”: people, landscapes and objects selected and stylized to capture an emotion. Back in the USA, in Nebraska, the solitude of endless skies and prairie drew me within to my own realms of imagination. Even though I have a Minor in Art as part of my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, much of my work is self-explored. I got my MA in London, where I was inspired by the great masterpieces, in particular, that of Impressionistic and Post-Impressionistic artists from whom I've "borrowed" some of my techniques. Here in Los Angeles, California, where I currently reside, I continue my search to give visual expression to the inner experience of our outer world. I'm inspired by the beautiful diversity of people, the variety of environments and the vibrancy of the art scene that currently surrounds me .

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