Gerry Smith  A year of painting flowers

Grey Hand-flower  ink on photograph  16 x 17 cm

I wish  acrylic on paper, metal, wood, wire and paint  30 x 25.5 x 8 cm

Paradise Gardens  paint, foam, foil and plactic  10 x 17 x 5 cm


Flower from the supermarket  oil on board  122 x 122 cm


Orange Flower  wood, wire, metal, tape, string and paint  72 x 30 x 31 cm


It's true  A4 paper collage with black pen  29.7 x 21 cm


1 and  paint on cardboard  40 x 30 x 6 cm


Bisflower  wood, wire and paint  22 x 34 x 34 cm


A rose for Barbara  oil on foam  120 x 90 cm


Guy Rombouts holding the Ninja Code  A4 photograph  text by Sheila Dewhirst


Daisies in Blue  oil on board  127 x 127 cm


The Place Where We Are Right

From the place where we are right
Flowers will never grow
In the spring.

The place where we are right
Is hard and trampled
Like a yard.

But doubts and loves
Dig up the world
Like a mole, a plow.
And a whisper will be heard in the place
Where the ruined
House once stood.

Yehuda Amichai


The Belgium Poppy  oil on canvas  60 x 45 cm


'I like painting flowers - I have tried to paint many things in many different ways but my paint brush always gives a tremor of pleasure when I let it paint a flower - and I think I know why this is so. Flowers mean different things to different people - to some they are trophies to decorate their dwellings (for this plastic flowers will do as well as real ones) - to some they are buttonholes for their conceit - to botanists they are species and tabulated categories - to bees of course they are honey - to me they are the secret of the cosmos.'

Winifred Nicholson, The Flowers Response, Spring 1969

sentences sent by Adam Ganz to Gerry Smith


The Earliest Flower  wood, wire, paper, paint and electrics  67 x 75 x 44 cm