New Work: Days Are As Flowers / From My Garden #3, 2016, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″

 

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Flowers have special meaning for artist Carol Goldmark

She keeps both fresh and dying blooms nearby

 

BY PEGGY BLIZZARD
Staff writer for the Irvine World News

 

Artist Carol Goldmark has always used flowers, both fresh and dying, in her work. But it wasn’t until after a near-fatal traffic accident years ago “that the meaning of my work was revealed,” she said.

“The flowers are a metaphor for life and death,” said Goldmark, who keeps vases of fresh and dying flowers in her studio at all times as a reminder of the life cycle.

“I use that image or concept in all of my work.”