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yellow brings hope…

“Now, for a period of time, I start to like everything which is yellow…I guess it’s the energy that I get out of it…this is the sun, this is the energy of the sun…the color of yellow brings us this hope…we need hope and I think this yellow brings hope”

~ Ron Agam from a short film titled In Full Bloom

Ron Agam

Michael Melford

Michael Yamashita

Lisa Armstrong

Patrice Carlton

Jiri Slama

Shivji Joshi

Chien-Chi Chang

Rick Barich

Randy Crossley

Kalpana Chatterjee

Wandy Gaotama

Bjoern Obst

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ron agam ~ in full bloom

Motivated by a deep concern for the environment, photographer Ron Agam created a group of monumentally scaled (six by six foot) solitary flowers…set against monochromatic backgrounds, these flower portraits are at once intimate and imposing…exhibited at Tyler Rollins Fine Art in winter of 2009, this solo show was the first of the galleries collaborations with New York based artists whose work have a global persepctive…

I was so moved by Ron Agam’s artist statement, I just had to share an excerpt of his passion and wisdom with you…

“While working on this project, I realized also that I was starting something much bigger than I had anticipated in the beginning. From a very personal and intimate work, it grew in scope and importance, both in its expression and scale, and most importantly in its meaning. I realized that I was making multiple statements here, and one of them was to convey the grandeur of nature through one of its most delicate elements, flowers, at a time when our earth was seriously in peril by our successive assaults on its resources. In jewish mysticism, the concept of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is one that has always attracted me and fascinated me. Many times in my life I did things thinking that I was doing something spontaneously, and then realized that its deeper meaning and realization were coming from a crystallization of culture and traditions embedded in me from a heritage transferred through generations. So as an artist deeply immersed in my historical and cultural values, this work around flowers is only the continuation of a deeper mystical linkage, one that reveres the power of an incredible force that regulates the existence of our universe.

It is then I realized that in effect, and quite innocently, I was making an artistic and political statement, at once. A call for attention. A universal appeal to take this time to admire what we will slowly destroy if we are not careful. My photographs have become a conduit for silent but active protest to preserve our earth from more destruction.” ~ Ron Agam

photos from Tyler Rollins Fine Art

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The first time I experienced a Ron Agam photograph was back in May of 2011 on the pages of Elle Decor…the interior, Robert Couturier‘s brilliantly re-designed SoHo loft…the flower portrait’s larger than life presence took my breath away and I have been a fan ever since…my photos from yesterday’s post were inspired by the Ron Agam piece pictured above…I couldn’t imagine a more thoughtful environment for this stunning work of art…maestro Couturier works his magic with scale, color and light…a true artist himself, he brings forth its timeless beauty…a heartfelt thank you to both Robert Couturier and Ron Agam for inspiring me to take a closer look at the natural world around me…what a wonderful gift

Please enjoy this look at Robert Couturier’s SoHo loft! To read the entire Elle Decor article, click here

And for an extra special treat, click here to view a video of this masterful interior with the designer himself! En Francais!

photos from Elle Decor, May 2011 via Robert Couturier

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