Floral Swirls


Shades of Red, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Shades of Red, 2013. All Rights Reserved.


Floral Wave, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

Floral Wave, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

The circular motion inherent in the swirls give off a vibrancy which is beguiling to me, as it contrasts with the gentle origin of the swirls – flowers.


Floral Color Space (60), 2013. All Rights Reserved.

A color grid of floral colors. I note with interest the dominance of the yellow-red-purple spectrum. Wonder if this is a representation of reality or merely my own bias?


Floral Swirl Sunrise, 2013. All Rights Reserved.

(Echinops, Amaryllis, Orchid, Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, Hydrangea, Rose)

Experimenting with using Floral Swirls as a base for creating new forms of art. The usage of nature’s colors and the inclusion of vibrancy (through the capture of movement via the swirls) gives the above seascape an energy which is compelling to me.


Bouquet of Hydrangeas, 2013. All Rights Reserved. 


Rose Golden Ratio, 2012. All Rights Reserved.

12 Shades of Red, 2012. All Rights Reserved.


Flowers represent beauty and symmetry in the realm of the Arts. The theme of beauty derives from their intricate structure and their colors. I have explored the structural beauty of flowers in my Exploded Flowers series. And in this series titled ‘Floral Swirls‘, I delve into the other element of their beauty: Color.

In nature, we see mainly the greens of leaves, browns of soil and the blues of the skies. These are the broad colors of nature. Flowers, however, are singular bursts of colors on such landscapes. Often combining various colors within a flower or even in a single petal, these structures of nature have evolved specifically to demand attention from pollinators like birds, bees and even humans.

Our very first primitive encounters with colors (and combinations of) must have been influenced largely by flowers. Thus, our color palette in various designs must have been subtly inspired as well.

In this series, I present the color palettes of individual flowers. I want you to Look, Feel, then Ponder.