Today we will see how Marisa Keller has translated the beautiful and fleeting blossoms of Flanders fields into stunning permanent imprints on paper.
Poppy Fields in Bloom Photo Courtesy of the artist
Flax Fields in Bloom Photo Courtesy of the artist
MK:A few years back when I was on vacation in Europe, it was the right time to see the flax fields in full bloom in Flanders and Northern France. One of the oldest and hardiest crops in the world, flax has very delicate white or blue flowers that only bloom for 1 day.
The Print Output:
MK: The ‘field’ series reflects on these dual qualities. I used pressed flowers and collected flax grasses to create a 3D relief in a panorama format. The foreground is a combination of handmade paper from paper pulp and the dried grasses. The flowers were used in a monotype, infusing the delicate lace quality of the fields.
from the FIELD series Art by Printmaker MARISA KELLER From the permanent collection of Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta Photo Courtesy of the artist
Flaxfield I (red version) Art by Printmaker MARISA KELLER
From the permanent collection of Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta
Photo Courtesy of the artist
MK:I produced different colour versions as unique works for this series. Flaxfield I, the red version (60 x 160 cm) was acquired by the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Jakarta and it hangs in their lobby.
Today’s Quote on FIELDS:
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”