Talisman

Date:
2011/2012
Series:
Hanging Gardens
Medium:
Gouache and colored pencil on paper
Dimensions:
96 x 60 inches
Credit Line:
Courtesy of the artist and Nancy Hoffman Gallery

In Zakanitch’s Hanging Gardens series, curtains of flowers flow downward from elaborate valances. “The first piece had to have the sense of hanging—the weight of flowers on the wall. So that’s why there’s always something at the top of each painting, as if all of that is being suspended. The Hanging Gardens gave me the opportunity to design something really beautiful on top of each one.”