Abstract flower photography - Square Lily Prints
Starting a business has been fun & challenging, but it doesn't leave as much time for creativity. So, I was excited to actually create new artwork this weekend. I got completely soaked and enjoyed every minute of it. For this shoot, I pushed myself to create something fresh with conventional subject matter. Flowers have been featured in artwork for centuries. I wanted to put my own twist on this common subject matter.
I photographed lilies. Lilies are delicate and short-lived. They remain still without the wind. However, I approached these flowers as if they had the opposite qualities. First, I animated them. I find moving subjects much more interesting, so I treated the lilies as if they were shooting through water. Second, I created a glossy, almost plastic surface that contrasts with the organic, matte petals of the flowers. Finally, I created bubbles which add texture to the photograph. Lilies have never been my favorite flower, but this color palette won me over. I love the mystery of the inky blue and the warmth of the lily's pinks and yellows.
Cover a large wall with affordable art
I created these prints to cover a collector's wall that measures 120" x 108." Art over 80" in length gets much more expensive, so the client wanted a relatively affordable solution for their first home. I created two 40" X 40" prints so they could cover their large wall with this diptych. The client loved this solution and found these somewhat symmetrical prints to be easy to style around. Prints this size are also more affordable to frame. A lot of mat board and framing glass/acrylic comes in standard sheets, so if you need to special order something the frame can cost as much as the artwork.