This series of plates by artist Francesca Anfossi is inspired by the variety of flowers that Van Gogh depicted in his paintings. Sunflowers, irises, poppies, cornflowers, myositis and chrysanthemums are hinted at through painted, gestural marks of thick and thin slip ( liquid clay).
Anfossi's use of circles, curved lines, straight lines, and dots in her mark-making are a direct reference to Van Gogh's drawings from 1888 and 1889, including Olive Trees, Montmajour, Rocks and Trees, Montmajour, Cottage Garden, and The Courtyard of the Hospital in Arles.
Each terracotta plate is unique. Choose the plate(s) you would like to buy referencing the numbers in the bottom right hand corner of each image.
27 x 4cm approx (Product sizes vary as each plate is handmade).
About the artist
Francesca Anfossi’s interdisciplinary practice takes the tradition of crafts as a starting point to make and collaborate, using ceramic as a core material. Inspired by the very nature of clay — a versatile, inclusive and non-hierarchal material — her various projects are conceived in direct collaboration with communities and evolve according to their needs. Her work most often takes the form of workshops, cooking classes or communal events, and offers to the participants involved opportunities to learn new skills and form new social bonds.
Francesca Anfossi is also the director of Rochester Square, a dynamic space in London dedicated to socially-engaging projects and artistic collaborations, where she recently completed the installation of temporary ceramic facilities for recreational use by artists and others.