Marunuma Geijutsu No Mori  Fellowship, Asaka, Saitama Japan.

 

Flowers from the early Ukiyo-e, wood block prints, have a strong influence on my art. Flowers and the state of flourishing represents beauty to behold. From simple beginnings as a seed the Earth cradles the germinating life. Water gently coaxes the seed up from the soil, into the light, eventually a blossom develops.

 

Fire is created from the flame of burning enthusiasm stirring up and enlivening. Linked to the idea of American Hot Rod painting and Japanese Esoteric Buddhist art the design for the flames emerged. Fire is the destroyer and the creator. A very powerful element full of superstition and fierce energy. Hot and burning the smoke arose from the fires of mankind blocking out the sun. Illumination was needed to provide man with some kind of hope.

ROSACEAE, Rose and Lady Bug

© 1995 - 2011 Greg Kaats

66" X 54" (167.64 X 137.16 cm)

Oil Stick on Canvas

ECHINACEA,
Coneflower and Harris Mimic Swallowtail © 1995

66" X 54" (167.64 X 137.16 cm)

Oil Stick on Canvas

ALCEA ROSEA, Hollycock © 1995

66" X 54" (167.64 X 137.16 cm)

Oil Stick on Canvas

PLATYCODON GRANDIFLOUS, Balloonflower

© 1995 - 2011 Greg Kaats

66" X 54" (167.64 X 137.16 cm)

Oil Stick on Canvas

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