In this series, Natural Parables, I have looked at a bouquet of Snapdragons. Without pre-conceived intentions, I began to photograph the bouquet and make drawings from observation. Over time, the bundled and fisted flowers and stalks turned into these paintings. I think of them as figurative narratives with cause and effect relations, carrying the energy of sometimes violent and darkly humorous foibles in form, an echo from the natural world; hence the punning title “Natural Parable.”

Natural Parables
each painting is 24″ x 20″ (approx.)
oil on canvas