48” x 72” | oil on canvas
“Dahlia Swing” seeks to capture the movement of a dahlia as it blooms. As a result, a circular motion is created, spiraling inward toward the center of the flower. It appears as if a “ghostlike” trail is following each petal. Intense colors gather at the center of the flower and radiate outward, creating a distinct contrast between the left and right side of the painting. As one’s eye flows through this enormous piece, it is as if a certain energy or rhythm pulls their attention back to the center of the flower. This painting was commissioned by a client and sold to their private collection.