Dutch Still Life Series

This is recent series of vessels inspired by several art movements of the past. One influence is the Dutch Still Life masters. The design elements used in this series were rendered in glass murrine interpreted from prints of the 17th Century paintings. These art works which were commissioned by wealthy merchants and traders during a period of wild speculation in flowers as a commodity. This speculation reached its’ peak in February 1637, then suddenly collapsed. Sound Familiar?

It struck me how the world today is in a similar period of expansion, speculation and redefinition. Historically, transformative artistic movements follow economic upheaval.

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