Florals and reconfigurable puzzles proved to be excellent conduits for conversation and recompositional chromatics on a rainy day that might have otherwise been quite color-deficient when I visited Kay Sirikul Pattachote in her Greenpoint studio. There I saw loads of flowers in variable states of yet-colorful desiccation, which is the stage at which Kay prefers to depict them in oil and watercolor, at times merging both mediums into the same compositions.
One of her most recent multi-panel pieces seemed to readily lend itself to being picked apart and reconfigured, floral-puzzle-like. So we did precisely that, and the piece began to blossom anew.
Here are some images from my visit to Kay’s studio. For more images and info, visit her website.
Paul D’Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator, curator and professor living in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More information about him is available here, and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.