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Jessie Chui

White Peonies with Strawberries and Honey

Pigment on paper

24 x 17 inches



My work explores flowers at the height of their beauty and during various stages of natural decline. It seeks to show that there can be beauty in death as there is in life, and challenges our perception of what is living and what is inanimate.

Using paper, wire, glue, and other media, I build three-dimensional sculptures that express the idealized spirit of a flower or flowers in various stages of maturity. Inspired by still life art, I juxtapose these floral reinterpretations with living florals and/or botanical forms, and inanimate objects to create a dynamic composition that captures a moment in time.

With my art, I create what I wish to see more in this lifetime: beauty and wonder.

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