What do you see? I see a soft, quiet painting of flowers. The artist selected a variety of vases to place the freshly cut flowers in. Carnations, irises, daisies, and daffodils seem to fit comfortably into the glass containers filled with water. The artist designed her still life with things that she likes and included a few extra objects, an empty glass bowl, a book, and a photograph, and placed them on a mirrored surface. We are all too familiar with looking at ourselves in a mirror. It reflects our image of what we look like. We look at ourselves in a mirror in the morning when brushing our teeth or fixing our hair. The mirror in this painting reflects the bowls and the stems of the flowers.
The sketch prompt is to draw a still life with objects that you want to be reflected in a mirror? Think about what represents you and how the image reflects on your personal values or beliefs.
Time to TALK. The artist uses a mirror to enhance her still life, it makes a complete composition. But, is the artist commenting about looking in a mirror to reflect on ourselves or how we look at ourselves without a mirror too, by looking inward or watching how others see us?