Artist Statement

Floral Study is a quick charcoal study of the faux flowers that were a part of a bigger still life. This piece was created in Professor McGalliard’s Drawing II class at the University of North Florida. When creating this piece, I took the mindfulness and fluid movements used to create my meditative drawings and applied them to the technical skill of drawing. Professor McGalliard’s class taught me to slow down and focus solely on studying the subject in front of me. I wanted to translate not only what I saw, but how this subject made me feel onto the paper in front of me. Although the flowers were quiet and still, I wanted to capture the quick gestural form of the flowers with a busy atmosphere around them. For this piece, the flowers represent peacefulness immersed in a world of constant action and movement, which we see daily.

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