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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MARGA RODRIGUEZ @ 13:52 GAWA DOS


Each flower is a portrait. Marga Rodriguez does not just paint flora. She employs form, color, and texture to transmit sentiment. Rodriguez brings into play flowers as visual metaphors communicating diverse themes. The delicateness of flowers, coupled with their transient magnificence, captivating frailty, and arresting color, attract sensitivity and intensify the drama. The momentary life of flowers prompts urgency.

During Victorian times since there was so much social protocol, people were not allowed to express their feelings openly. Men and women would send flowers with hidden meanings (floriography) to represent their thoughts and feelings. Rodriguez found this intriguing at the same time appropriate especially if the relationship hits a sour note.

Societal decorum then demands women to be as pliable, poised and graceful under pressure. But how do you become one when your heart is breaking, and when you seriously want stab someone? The works presented on this series dramatize the full range and rage of the artist’s feelings, while retaining all of the gentleness warranted.

There is opulent expressiveness in the twist and turns of edges of petals, stems, and leaves. The flowers in this series, having no faces of their own, characterize a representation that audiences of diverse circumstances can identify with. The artworks focus on the individual or the relationship between individuals. The flowers portray themes such as resignation, heartlessness, unrequited love and jealousy. Conquering superficial unlikeness, they serve as portraits of universal appeal. By depicting emotions using faceless metaphors, the viewers become active observers.


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