Mabrie Ormes - Purple Reign (framed cluster)
Purple Reign was so-named as a tribute because I finished framing it on the day Prince died. It is a cluster and its subject is an early Spring garden. All the canvases were painted outdoors over a series of 4 days, one day per canvas. The whole thing measures 23 inches square, including the artist-built grey-painted wood frame. A “cluster” presents one subject from several points of view. It is part painting and part sculpture. Originally the idea came to me when I wanted to make large works and had no place to store them. Now I choose this format for its versatility and the surprises it has to offer. Purple Reign will arrive on your doorstep in a medium-sized box, which I have constructed myself and which boasts of a double wall and lots of bubble wrap. I will handle and ship it to you for no extra charge or hand deliver it within 35 miles of my studio in Ashland, OR.