Library staff recommendation: Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings 1948-2010

Ellsworth Kelly: Plant Drawings 1948-2010
Edited by Marla Prather and Michael Semff
741.0924 K295s Greenfield Open Stacks

This book is a beautiful exploration of Kelly’s plant drawings from the last 60 years. He distills the visible world into simplified, abstracted forms that are delicate and, at the same time, quite powerful.

He says about his work: “I want to point out the negative space between the curves. Through my drawings I have learned that negative space is just as powerful as the space of the object; that you have to always think about it.”

This is a joyful and meditative body of work that takes the viewer to a place of quiet contemplation and deep reverence for natural forms.

Recommended by Barb Danin

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