Flowers As Paint began to evolve a few years ago. This style grew from an honest attempt to recreate the physical beauty and brilliant engineering of everyday flowers on a more permanent platform, art. So common are flowers in everyday life that many people forget to even notice them. But I found, after a much closer look, that no man-made colors (or forms) could compare with the natural pigments offered to us by earth’s palette. I wanted to make this beauty everlasting.
From the artist…
Thank you for visiting the latest installment of Flowers as Paint. My name is Brian Arditi and I hope any one of these pieces has brought a smile. My exploration into using natural pigments as paint began a few years back. It started by searching for a way to make the beauty of flowers longer lasting; and has led to a world of organic pigments, each richer and earthier than the last. From yellow-rock to orange peels, this has become an organically inspired type of art.
Over several trips across the country, eclipsing 20,000 driven miles, I personally collected all of the natural pigments used in each piece. From New Mexico, California, Montana and Texas to name a few, the pigments were hand gathered and hand processed into and out of form. These pieces represent epic voyages across our country, as well as years of experimentation. I hope you see the beauty in some of the pigments earth and America have to offer and in how I have chosen to present them. As this type of painting is constantly evolving I do hope you join me for the journey. If you would like to be kept informed of upcoming shows and exhibitions like me on instagram or check back in at flowersaspaint.com. Thank you again for visiting and I truly hope you enjoyed.