Size: 15"W x 22"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
Years ago I saw an exhibition in New York of some early art by Andy Warhol. Before becoming famous as one of the progenitors of Pop Art, he was a terrific graphic artist. This show included some drawings he had created of fanciful women's footwear. The starting point for this painting was the spirit of those drawings, using a fanciful shoe idea as a vase. Then the process of invention began.
I got the idea to insert pansy-like flowers into the vase, which is why I call this "Putative Pansies."
As with all the works in my "Still Life Jazz" series, this painting projects energy, movement and life. It will bring joy into whatever room it is hung.
I'm Donald Bruce Wright, a fine artist based in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. You'll see works here from me created in several media, including oil on canvas as well as smaller pieces made with water-based paints on watercolor paper. The paintings displayed on Vango are from my "Still Life Jazz" series. Like a jazz player who takes a musical standard and then interprets it in new ways, I create paintings that are based on an art world standard: the still life. Real life and its structure serve as a point of departure while remaining loosely recognizable in the final work. Creating these bold energetic floral inventions within the traditional conceptual format of a still life allows the work to project the contradictory sense of being somehow familiar yet fresh. Although my painting style is self-taught, I received formal grounding in art by earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2007.