When I look at this image, it reminds me of how engrained things can be. I swear I am an extension of a soul that was present during the Art Nouveau period. Flowing, organic style that was prevalent in the early 1900’s.
Earlier this spring my husband and I went to the The Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and saw not only beautiful artwork, but an informative video about one of my favorite print artists of that time. Alphonse Mucha. Ironically, he was Czech. I did not put the connection together until we were sitting in the theater, viewing the video…my husband is full Czech!
Many of Alphonses’ pieces are labyrinths of entwining flora.
In my early 20’s I would page through books of his work, night after night, translating the movement of line and plant life over and over in my head.
I carry those images of movement into my pieces to this day…