THE FOUR KINGS
Each work in my Four Kings collection is meant to be an open letter to a person that I knew before, told through convergence of naturalism and expressionism. I wanted my work to look unassuming at first, as most naturalistic pieces tend to because the artists focus more on capturing a moment than sending a message, while also expressing my thoughts in a way that can be understood if the viewer actually knew the language.
Floriography is the language of flowers, and if the viewer looked up the meaning of each flower detailed in the painting, they could read a message I was never able to say in words. The broad paint strokes and soft airbrushing are common techniques used in expressionism, and I used them to communicate my emotions as most artists do. I wanted the viewer to be able to see what words could not convey, to understand the strength of each emotion and how they seem to smother everything else.
My pieces are meant to explore what is real and definable, the flowers and the messages that they tell, and the less tangible emotions that get caught up in it.