“Flower Fields” is inspired by technical illustrations included in manuals and magazines for embroidery and crossstitch. These images are specific and universal at the same time, they trigger the memory of places like Moscow— where the artist was born—or Jaffa—where she lives and works.
Each work starts with a grid, which is drawn by hand, and consequently enriched by different fields of color, which are obtained by fulfilling, again by hand, each square with crayons. Some drawings are based on patterns, some on friezes; there is always a tension between the motifs that appear in each drawing and its palette, which is based on tonal variations.
Continuing the artist’s interest in craft and folklore, this new series is emphasizing the possibility of working through abstraction and figuration simultaneously.
Scans: Kook Studio