Soaring Gardens Crow (Yellow)

Date:
2001
Series:
Silhouettes
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
34 x 68 inches
Credit Line:
Courtesy of the artist

Zakanitch shifted into explorations of ornamentation and sheer beauty in the 1990s, but many works still reflect his initial embrace of pattern. “I loved going through wallpaper books, and you’d see the exact same pattern with another color on the next page, and then you’d see three, four variations on the same pattern, and what a powerful difference the changing color makes! If you liked it on this pattern, you’d say, ‘Oh this is a great pattern,’ but when you saw it on another color you’d say, ‘this is really awful’—there was that magic in that.”