APETALOUS II: New works of flowers having no petals
Katsura Okada

GALLERY II

 Katsura Okada,  Pistil & Stamen of Hibiscus , 2014, Powdered golden pigments, natural liquid adhesive on handmade paper, 30"x20"

Katsura Okada, Pistil & Stamen of Hibiscus, 2014, Powdered golden pigments, natural liquid adhesive on handmade paper, 30"x20"

 

January 8 - February 1, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 6 - 9pm

The paintings in APETALOUS II are inspired by Okada's reaction to the Tohoku Earthquake that shook Japan on March 11, 2011. Okada's paintings portray abstract and organic forms, focusing on the pistilis and stamens. Okada says: "I find such unique and beautiful forms in flowers without petals. I feel that the cores of flowers store so much life within their organic shapes."

Read the full press release here. 
View the artist's page here.