tiger-lily-joy by Duncan Tooley

Finding JOY in Flowers; Duncan Tooley, artist; Original Watercolor on Arches hot press paper; “The universe is written in the language of mathematics…without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it; without this language, we wander about in a dark labyrinth.” –Galileo Galilei; Artist Statement:“AWE is what I experience! AWE at the magnificent complexity, symmetry, colors, and divinity in Nature! That is what I seek to capture for you; This painting uses the shapes and colors of flowers with the negative space fractured into segments that hide the word JOY; Simultaneously expressing the beauty and fractal structure of Nature, it is a prophetic reminder of what our life is meant to be – JOY; “My fractal water color paintings and manipulated fractal photographs spring from my love of physics, vivid colors, Nature, and 25 years of creating architectural stained glass”; www.tooleyartstudio.com;