fabric, papers, thread, string, photographs, pearls, wire, patches, gouache graphite, coloured pencil, ink, white gold, 58 x 54 inches.
I have many paper collections of different themes: circles and stars (mostly from stamps), brown papers, blue papers, green papers, white papers, birds, water, skies, lady parts, flowers etc. At first I wanted to call it “Big Bang” because, to me it reminded me of how I imagine the actual “Big Bang” to be. However, Benign Bang is a celebration of flowers. As you can see, it is an explosion, powerful, but short lived, like flowers are. But this explosion is, of course, benign. I wish all bangs were benign like this one. It is never the less powerful.