1915 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Monday by appointment
January 26 - February 25
Thomas Wood unveils a body of new floral paintings with a fantastical twist - flowers in landscapes inhabited by unlikely creatures. Birds, fish, elephants, dinosaurs, and human figures emerge from clusters of blooms or linger along the horizon. More than simple depictions of cheerful blossoms, these paintings are a meditation on profusion and absence. Allusions to vanished species, Buddhist contemplation, and the Dutch tradition of vanitas still life provide a counterpoint to the botanical opulence. Works in oil are accompanied by a selection of exquisitely detailed intaglio prints that treat bouquets as a playground for the imagination.