2017

Colibri / Beija Flor II

michaelgarfield


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Colibri / Beija Flor II

• Posters: "Colibri" signed print on 11"x17" semi-gloss 100 lb. cardstock.

• Giclées: Signed and numbered (series of 25) high quality archival print on canvas. Finished with a colorfast UV gloss varnish, stretched on 3/4" bars, and shipped with hanging hardware.

Original piece painted at home as a commissioned remix of 2014's "Beija Flor," one of my favorite pieces.  The first hummingbird painting flew to Bangkok to join the collection of Greenpeace's Director of East Asian Operations the same day international news announced that vandals had written the Greenpeace logo over the hummingbird Nazca lines in Peru, those famous ancient petroglyphs visible only from the air.  That weird coincidence – like some globe-spanning karmic shuffle – was just one of many "winks" returning my investment in these lovely birds.  I'm glad to revisit this creature with three more years of experience as a painter. To spend some time with it and learn from it.

One thing colibri teaches is the evolution of aesthetic (video)...

"Note that the flower – with its multiple and layered invocation, a figure-ground dissolution of inside/outside that works as a snare for insect attraction – the (now self-referential) book, and the jewel share a vocation: organized, and thoroughly seductive, fluctuation."
– Richard Doyle,
Darwin's Pharmacy pp.64-65

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