Radiating Flowers

Krishna Reddy American, born India

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In 1965 Krishna began to use machine tools in addition to more traditional hand tools, such as the burin and etching needle. While this experimentation led to new methods and aesthetics, many of his themes remained consistent. Radiating Flowers, for instance, speaks to Krishna’s longstanding interest in blossoming forms, leaves, roots, and seeds. He conveys a sense of three-dimensionality by layering contrasting colors and creating a tension between the horizontal lines and the vertical forms of the flowers, which seem to push towards the surface.

Radiating Flowers, Krishna Reddy (American, born India 1925–2018 New York), Mixed color intaglio

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