Mini Bloom #50 - Cherry Blossom Beige Skies / Spring Fling
I love Cherry Blossoms! Living in London, I can spot them from the top of double decker bus. I have visions of visiting Japan during Cherry Blossom season and memories of walking along the mall in Washington D.C. to see the beauties. Most of the cherry blossoms that inspire me now are from the prettiest tree that sits next to a cool movie theater in east London. I often get off the bus early just to cross the street and take photos, I love it.
This is a hand painted piece ... I create this by painting directly onto a silkscreen and transferring the image to the paper beneath using a squeegee. What I love about it are the imperfections and unexpected marks that occur by using this process, called a mono print (just one!) I work out of a collective studio in East London called Print Club London.
This is part of the Spring Fling collection. What's a SPRING FLING? So many things - the mashup of the unexpected, random conversations with strangers on public transport, fresh blooms, inspiration that comes from looking up or looking down, a fresh perspective. Laughing at yourself and lazy afternoons. Marveling at the joy of what we once took for granted. Bliss.
I do my best to capture the true colors of this original, but please note that colors may appear differently on your screen.
Due to the nature of the painting and then the screen printing process, there may be slight flaws that are part of the charm of an original, hand made monoprint.
23 cm x 23 cm / 9" x 9" with the image size 12 cm x 12 cm / 4.7" x 4.7"
I love this piece in a standard 23 cm frame that is easily available at places like Ikea.
Signed in pencil at the bottom right corner as well as on the back.