Details:

Though flowers themselves have no feelings, the subject affords the artist an opportunity to pour her emotions and tenderness into her depictions of them. While painting flowers, the artist feels grounded in her body and senses; as the flowers begin to droop and wilt, the artist is reminded of the preciousness of the moment.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Feelings of Flowers

The artist frequently depicts flowers in her paintings. Though flowers themselves have no feelings, the subject affords the artist an opportunity to pour her emotions and tenderness into her depictions of them. While painting flowers, the artist feels grounded in her body and senses; as the flowers begin to droop and wilt, the artist is reminded of the preciousness of the moment.

Sullivan's painting practice evolved out of her work in autobiographical performance and video. The artist's work is a visual manifestation of her psyche, and her paintings serve simultaneously as a diary, a form of psychoanalysis, and an emotional and spiritual exploration of the quotidian aspects of daily life. Sullivan's compositions employ exuberant color and expressive mark-making to transform the personal into the universal.

Sullivan's recent paintings frequently employ fluid watercolors and ink drawings; the artist considers the creation of these works a meditative process. Through her physical manipulation of her materials, Sullivan becomes fully present with her immediate surroundings—flowers, her cat, the kitchen table and other household items, objects, scenes and memories. All of these objects become vessels for feeling and symbolic meaning in the artist's work.

Specs:

20 inches
25 inches

③ Artist:

Jennifer Sullivan

Jennifer Sullivan’s diaristic paintings are a form of psychoanalysis—as well as an emotional and spiritual exploration of the quotidian aspects of daily life. The artist’s work in painting evolved out of her work in autobiographical performance and video. Featuring exuberant color and expressive mark-making, Sullivan’s compositions are manifestations of her psyche that transform the personal into the universal.

Jennifer Sullivan:
Feelings of Flowers, 2022
Oil on canvas
25.0 × 20.0 inches /