Asenjo, Ada

Mixed Media - Flowers & Foliage

I was born in the Dominican Republic where flowers bloom all throughout the year. Pressing flowers is something I have enjoyed doing for decades! Pressed foliage has been used to elaborately embellish gifts and items for ages. I strive to convey a feeling using them in a minimalist way. This, I believe, highlights their natural beauty. Each petal and leaf is intricate beyond compare, yet they are often overlooked. By juxtaposing different elements, their exquisite details become apparent.  Our existence is transient, and everything hinges on what or who came before. Nothing happens in isolation. I feel I must convey this hopeful message of the flowers: Today we live in Joy and Love.

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