David Bowie’s Eyes in Flowers
These two little paintings are in the upcoming exhibition “The Coaster Show” at La Luz de Jesus Gallery, in Los Angeles. (For show info, click here.)
They are David Bowie’s unusual eyes, transposed on flowers – a carnation (which is Bowie’s birth flower for the month of January) and a gardenia (which is his wife Iman’s favorite flower.)
The carnation symbolizes love, fascination and distinction.
In an interview Iman shared, “I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way. It is not a sane thing to do, but David changed my mind. He wooed me.” Shortly after their first meeting, Iman traveled to Paris. When she arrived at her hotel room, it was filled with her favorite flower, gardenias, with a card from David.
Titles: “Carnation Eye” (Bowie’s right eye) and “Gardenia Eye” (Bowie’s left eye)
Sizes: 4″ x 4″
Medium: Gouache on upcycled coasters, varnished
(Note: These are not meant for actual use as coasters, but rather as art to be hung on the wall…)
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