Laura Fischman
(Un)Still Life 19(Un)Still Life 18(Un)Still Life 17(Un)Still Life 16Unstill and Unsettled: A Flower for A Friend(Un)Still Life 15 (as summer fades away)(Un)Still Life 13 (summer into fall)(Un)Still Life 12 (flowers for grieving)(Un) Still Life 11 (fading pink flowers)(Un)Still Life 10 (flowers for an old friend)(Un) Still Life 9(Un)Still Life 8 (fading flowers)(Un)Still Life 14 (radishes)(Un)Still Life 6 (Un)Still Life 7 (anniversary flowers)(Un)Still Life 1(Un)Still Life 3(Un)Still Life 2(Un)Still Life 4 (mom's vase)(Un)Still Life 5(Un)Still Life (after Morandi)(Un)Still Life (color)
(Un)Still Life
After the presidential election, I started painting almost daily still lifes as a way to focus on the “tangible” in turbulent times. The meditative practice of daily painting helped to provide structure for me, but I have also realized in doing this, that my desire for control and order is often impossible and even unnecessary. These (Un)Still Life paintings are my attempt to acknowledge that control is not always possible, nor productive. Life moves; control is an illusion.