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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016



[Jennifer Jason Leigh in Campion's In the Cut. Image via…]

This weekend I was down at the High, studying the myriad fresh flowers that were brought in for Art in Bloom. Scents of hyacinth and rose filled some of the museum's galleries as designers including Ryan Gainey and Holly Bryan did their own interpretations of works in the permanent collection. Using golden-yellow flowering branches, speckled orchids and crimson berries, Bryan echoed Norman Lewis' abstract expressionist piece, Torch, and I came away inspired to do a different kind of pairing.

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During the opening credits of Jane Campion's rather polarizing 2003 film, In the Cut, there's a dreamy image of a petal shower. It's morning in the garden and everything is bathed in warm golden light. Green (a color used throughout the movie), yellow, citrus-y orange and rust dominate. (See a gorgeous still here.)

Just in terms of color and form, the art and fabric below remind me of Campion's quick, shimmery scene.

Annie Kammerer Butrus's Peach Tree Trail: Summer IV, acrylic on panel,  2006. More on Butrus here.

Butrus's McCraw Farms, Bernice McCraw: Starlite Peach, acrylic on panel 2005. 

And Schumacher's large-scale floral linen, Arbre Chinois in sage, shown here up close.

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