Matisse has been a source of inspiration for his flowing lines and organic shapes. This Matisse Inspired Falling Leaves Vase is dedicated to his art and what I have learned from studying his pieces. Here, I am borrowing what he was doing with paper stencils when he could no longer use a brush due to illness.
This vase is the my first Matisse piece. I turned a large wooden vase on a lathe. With a pyrography tool I burned in a stipple texture and the outlines of the leaves. Then the entire vase with the exception of the leaves was painted black. Finally, the leaves are colored in vivid Autumn colors to simulated falling leaves as winter sets in.
Since completing this piece I have made other Matisse inspired pieces. He is one of my favorite artists. His shapes are simple and elegant and no one can draw a line as clean as he did.
My signature, Alan Adler is on the bottom.
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This is a One of a Kind piece as are all the items I make in my studio in Montvale, NJ USA.