Portfolio > Iris Origami Paintings

Inspired by Georgia O'Keefe’s abstract flower paintings including my favorite, Black Iris, my Iris Origami Series of abstract oil paintings interpret the essential, unfolded structure of the Iris Flower Fold as an origami shape. The larger well-defined shapes and planes push and pull the surface creating an illusion of a sculpted relief, and the enhanced geometric shapes represent the ancient Asian concepts of Yin and Yang.

Blue Iris
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2015
White Iris I
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2011
White Iris II
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2014
White Iris Bouquet
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2012
Polka Dot Iris I
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2011
Dot Iris III
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2012
Polka Dot Iris IV
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2013
Black Iris I
Oil on Canvas
60" x 60"
2009
Zen Black Iris I
Oil on canvas
60" x 60"
2016