The inspiration for this piece came from mosaic artwork done at Artshop: Mosaic by Shirah Penn. As she frolicked in cutting color chips from a paint sample book, she created the coolest vase on paper. I loved how the color, shape, and texture worked to together. I wanted to paint that image. The delicate Bonsai trees of Japanese gardens are so graceful and manicured. Hence, the trees and geometric nature of the artwork unfolded.
Did you see the red balloon? Is someone there? Where did that balloon come from?