Flowers for Astronaut

24” X 36” Acrylic on Canvas

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Playing on the book title Flowers for Algdernon, Flowers for Astronaut marries the work of two personally influential artists; Jeremy Geddes and David Scherman. Jeremy Geddes's levitating astronaut oil paintings and David Scherman photographic series of fighter pilots in rugged backcountry contributed to the foundation of the painting.

The placement of the red peonies alludes to sci-fi movies where the astronaut’s helmets fracture and explode from the vacuum of space. This otherwise grisly event was transformed into a blossoming bouquet of flowers creating movement and delicacy.