For this assignment, I was asked to basically curate a mix of images from harvested online materials. I took a streaming association approach to the task. My first selection was a painting by John Fincher (I worked at Elaine Horwitch Galleries in the 80s when John showed there, and the painting is representative of his paintings in that era/phase). Then, I found a nice botanical image on someone's social media/post-it site (I think) - which seemed an almost oppositional relative of my classmate's snapshot. Next, I picked a lush Gauguin. This and some of the following picks were definitely precipitated by my recent visit to Kauai. I thought Bert's photo had that kind of photosynthetic intensity I associate with the tropic garden. The images of the Na'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and the Dale Hope's "aloha shirt" photo (check out his great book and site on the subject) sprung from that connection. Then I bounced to flowers in Tibetan spiritual painting, especially treatments of the lotus, which is important in the spiritual practices for consciousness expanding visualization practices and more. From lotuses, I ricocheted to Warhol's flowers, Mark Tribe's virtual landscapes and Pipilotti Rist's colorful, planted environments/projections. These three associations I think of as synthetic, primarily.* All curated files are scrambled out-of-order-of-selection in the gallery below, which is ordered alphabetically/numerically according to their file-titles. Most images are cropped to-fit in the slideshow format, which I like in this instance.
*I apologize for the lack detailed source attributions, etc. in this post. I don't often sample images this way.