Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Jan 5, 2010 Real or Fake

The Volunteer Park conservatory has many interesting plants, but this
one made me reflect on my art-making. While I use botanical forms as my inspiration I usually don't try to make exact replicas of them--when I've tried to do that my versions have looked ridiculously fake. And yet here is a real plant that looks fake. It's as if someone decided to paint the branch and leaf structure of one type of plant on to another. Inspirational but not replicate-able.

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