This particular colorful image stopped me in my tracks one day when window shopping in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy.
Not a showstopper for many people but the uncanny similarities to a recent series of fish shack paintings I had been working on was so striking. I actually wished I had handled my efforts as beautifully as this jeweler and fabric designer. The small house images in brilliant color with the cloisonne-style of enameling gave a wonderful sparkle to the bracelets and the companion silk scarf was an even larger version of the same successful color combination.
I am a fan of color–of all kinds and combinations–especially when they are used as effectively as these. Although I am working on another series of new work these color influences will continue to find their way into my work.
Too bad the price tag was a bit out of my range because I’d love to have that memory around my wrist for a long time.