- 72 x 54 1⁄8 in. (83.0 x 37.4 cm.)
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Madge Blumencranz
- Mediums Description
- synthetic polymer: acrylic on fabric: canvas
- Object Number
In her 1967 painting, Cauliflower, Hedda Sterne removed the vegetable from its usual setting and blew up the image to a monumental size, giving us what has often been described as a "worm's perspective." Sterne painted the image on unprimed canvas. As a result the paint seeped into the fabric in unexpected ways. The resulting soft lines and varying tones mimic the natural asymmetry of a head of cauliflower, highlighting the beauty that can be found upon close examination.
"I believe that simplicity is an invention of man. Nature is never simple. And, the habit of careful study of the visual immediate opens our eyes to the presence of mystery in the seemingly obvious." The artist, quoted in Uninterrupted Flux: Hedda Sterne, A Retrospective, 2006