“Between the idea And the reality…falls the shadow”

In the late 19th century Robert Brendell and his son made beautiful models from wood and paper mache of botanical specimens.  There are a collection of them here http://www.staetshuys.nl/collectables-unusual-objects/collection-of-various-flower-models

I thought the workmanship was exquisite, and wanted to make images of a couple of them, and bring them into a new audience by transforming them into a digital painting. I like the image because they are not paintings of flowers themselves, but models of flowers. There is something magical about the work the model makers put into these, and the image of a wooden flower somehow reflects on the idea of reality and the absence of livingness. The picture shows a flower, but shows how far away a picture is from the reality. Does that make any sense at all?

“Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow”      T.S.Eliot


3 thoughts on ““Between the idea And the reality…falls the shadow”

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