|Marion Buricatu, Fine Artist|
One year, the florist at my town’s annual holiday fair had just designed a new bouquet. Well, I obviously fell in love with it, and then proceeded to take (just) a couple hundred photographs in order to paint it later...
Only for tragedy to strike as soon as I got home - none of my pictures had turned out well! So, with a tearful goodbye, I dropped the idea.
But the story wasn’t finished! A week later, I was delivering a custom order and when I approached the house, what did I see? The bouquet!!! Sitting right there on the doorstep, beautifully backdropped by a typical New England home. So I obviously asked to take pictures, and merrily went home to start the process over again.
Also here’s a little fun fact about the making of this work: for the collage I had decided to use this very thick paper for the stairs. I literally imbibed the paper with glue to make it stay on the canvas, and it took more than 2 weeks to dry. I honestly thought it might never happen!
But back to the original story. Have you ever picked up a forgotten idea from the most unexpected place?