Details:

This painting depicts two flowers in a Mason jar on a blue table in front of a dark background. The artist drew the outlines in the picture by carving into its wood surface. The image references the 17-century Golden Age of Dutch flower paintings, popularized for their ability to remind viewers of life's brevity.
Framed: 21.0 x 19.0 x 2.0 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Fleurs

This painting depicts two flowers in a Mason jar on a blue table in front of a dark background. The artist drew the outlines in the picture by carving into its wood surface. The image references the 17-century Golden Age of Dutch flower paintings, popularized for their ability to remind viewers of life's brevity.

For more than a decade, Meghan Gerety has made large-scale woodblock prints with plywood. In her recent work, she uses the woodblock processes of carving and rolling-on color to create wood reliefs that incorporate qualities from both printmaking and sculpture. Inspired by Dutch vanitas and memento mori paintings, Gerety uses skulls, flowers and other symbolic objects to confront mortality and the passage of time.

Specs:

19 inches
21 inches
with frame
19 inches
21 inches

③ Artist:

Meghan Gerety

For more than a decade, Meghan Gerety has made large-scale woodblock prints with plywood. In her recent work, she uses the woodblock processes of carving and rolling-on color to create wood reliefs that incorporate qualities from printmaking and sculpture. Inspired by 17th-century Dutch vanitas and memento mori paintings—as well as more contemporary artists like Andy Warhol—Gerety confronts mortality and the passage of time through this new series, which features skulls and flowers, among other symbolic objects.

Meghan Gerety:
Fleurs, 2022
Acrylic on carved plywood in oak artist's frame
21.0 × 19.0 inches /