Karen Stone, "My dears,” the beige rose declared, “one simply must have a comfortable place to grow!”, 2011. Cotton and linen fibre, 1.9 x 2.4 metres.


I like scale. I like photographing a small floral pattern or roses from the garden and enlarging them. Flowers have a louder voice when painted large-scale. When installed on the wall as a pulp-painting, these flattened blossoms connect me to past events. I am challenged to feel and engage in more emotional interpretations of these floral memories: to self-reflect and become more aware of my patterns of behaviour, my values and my place in the world…

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