The delicately powerful structure of the flowers on a plant. The process of flowering, as a festival is a celebration of achievement. The flower head of a plant, including stems, stalks, bracts, and mini flowers.
By Kalindi Kunis
It all comes my fascination with the flowers of weeds, like Fennel, Dandelion, Queen Anne’s Lace and, of course, like any artist the great big blue skies and stars of the high desert. This show is a celebration of the success of the weeds among us in all of their glory, celebrated and draped in jewels and webs of golden and gems.
Against all odds and best efforts to tramp them, these magnificent plants and ecosystems prosper and reproduce and show off their triumph in the fields upon fields of the inflorescence of their mesmerizing flowers. This show has become about the festival of the tiniest world within these all but invisible places.
The inflorescence of a flower, comprised of dozens, even hundreds, of smaller flowers within its whole…a miracle of Nature’s geometry. I’ve extended the term to express a similar abstracted concept of Inflorescence found in the stars, or sparkling lights, or in the drops of dew on a web, or the arrangement of festival lanterns in the sky. The giant dandelions, flora, skyline and landscapes in and around the Methow Valley provide the backdrop for these works.