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Flowers For a Country, 1991
Mindy Weisel

Serigraph, 41 colors printed through hand-cut stencils Numbered and signed edition of 100

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Conceived by the artist while traveling in Israel the day the Gulf War ended, Flowers For a Country is a magnificent and joyous abstract expressionist work that dramatically captures the spirit of the celebration. Deep shades of turquoise harmonize with rich hues of violet blue to form an exquisite backdrop for vibrant spheres of bright yellow, boldly accented with touches of shocking red.

Mindy Weisel (b. 1947, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany) is a Washington, D.C. artist. Her work abstractly embellishes life's often-dark struggle for survival with brilliant colors of hope. Capturing the "feeling of the moment" is imperative to this artist who insists that she is not as interested in depicting what she sees as how she feels about what she sees. Light, movement, and the painterly exploration of color are the hallmarks of her art, which is acclaimed for its rich surfaces and dramatic horizontal and vertical gestures.

Ms. Weisel's works are in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Stedman Art Gallery, Rutger's University, The Jewish Museum in New York, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, to name a few. She has exhibited in major galleries in the U.S. and was Artist-in-Residence at Haifa University.

Special Information: Serigraph, 41 Naz-Du Flat Finish Inks printed through hand-cut, brushed and wiped stencils on Bainbridge 2-ply 100% rag paper. Numbered and signed edition of 100. Sold unframed. Comes with a certificate of authenticity from the Smithsonian.

Image Dimensions: 28 1/8 x 36 ΒΌ inches

Paper Dimensions: 31 x 39 inches

Produced By: Lou Stovall of Workshop, Inc., Washington, DC