Flowers growing, flowing, hinting about something beyond this physical beauty. Floating images and dots or circles appear, as they do in my pastels, sometimes indicating vibrant plant life energy radiating onto the picture plane. These dots and circles suggest subtle levels of energy and creation manifesting into physical form. Gouache, oil, sumi ink, pastels, and mixed media paintings. The series title comes from one of my 1970s poems, inspired by meditation experiences of flowers appearing in my inner vision. Who is creating the flowers?  Who is seeing them?
                                                                                                                 
if I thought
you might understand,               
would I tell you?
   

waves of flowers
waves of flowers

 Expansive White Blossom. Gouache on sanded paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 4.75" x 7.5".    

Expansive White Blossom. Gouache on sanded paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 4.75" x 7.5". 

 

 Emerging. Gouache on sanded pastel paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 7.5" x 5".   

Emerging. Gouache on sanded pastel paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 7.5" x 5".

 

 Blossom in Pewter. Oil on paper. Sherri SIlverman. 2018. 7.5" x 5".   

Blossom in Pewter. Oil on paper. Sherri SIlverman. 2018. 7.5" x 5".

 

 A Wild Flower for William Blake. Nasturtiums on Awagami bamboo printmaking paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 11.75" x 8.25".

A Wild Flower for William Blake. Nasturtiums on Awagami bamboo printmaking paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 11.75" x 8.25".

 Purple Blossom. Rhododendron pigment on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 5.75" x 4". 

Purple Blossom. Rhododendron pigment on Lanaquarelle watercolor paper. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 5.75" x 4". 

 Two Flowers, Two Stripes. Acrylic, copper leaf, pencil, and mica powder on cardstock. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 6" x 4.5".    

Two Flowers, Two Stripes. Acrylic, copper leaf, pencil, and mica powder on cardstock. Sherri Silverman. 2018. 6" x 4.5". 

 

 Pink and White Camellia. Sherri Silverman. Gouache on irregular Arches cover paper. 2017. 29.5" x 16".   

Pink and White Camellia. Sherri Silverman. Gouache on irregular Arches cover paper. 2017. 29.5" x 16".

 

  What the Flowers Said to Do. Goauche on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 29.5" x 20.5".    

 What the Flowers Said to Do. Goauche on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 29.5" x 20.5". 

 

 Blue-Green Boho Flora. Gouache on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 20.5" x 16".   

Blue-Green Boho Flora. Gouache on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 20.5" x 16".

 

 Botanica 1. Gouache and metallic watercolor on Canson paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017.  6" x 5".

Botanica 1. Gouache and metallic watercolor on Canson paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017.  6" x 5".

 Botanica 2. Gouache and metallic watercolor on Ingres paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 5" x 5".

Botanica 2. Gouache and metallic watercolor on Ingres paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 5" x 5".

 Botanica 3. Gouache and metallic watercolor on Ingres paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 5" x 5". 

Botanica 3. Gouache and metallic watercolor on Ingres paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 5" x 5". 

 Blossoms. Gouache, pencil, oilstick, and sumi ink on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 26.5" x 18".

Blossoms. Gouache, pencil, oilstick, and sumi ink on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 26.5" x 18".

 Looking Up. Gouache on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 6" x 6".

Looking Up. Gouache on Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 6" x 6".

 Dancing with Delight. Gouache on irregularly shaped Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 6" x 5". 

Dancing with Delight. Gouache on irregularly shaped Arches Cover paper. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 6" x 5". 

 Waves of Flowers, In the Pink. Gouache and sumi ink on Arches Cover paper. 2017. 9" x 5.75". Sherri Silverman.

Waves of Flowers, In the Pink. Gouache and sumi ink on Arches Cover paper. 2017. 9" x 5.75". Sherri Silverman.

 Flower Abstraction. Ephemeral art: beet pigment on ceramic. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 

Flower Abstraction. Ephemeral art: beet pigment on ceramic. Sherri Silverman. 2017. 

 flowing flowers flowing. Oil on sanded paper triptych. Sherri Silverman.. 3.5" x 9" per panel. 2017. rough studio photo. 

flowing flowers flowing. Oil on sanded paper triptych. Sherri Silverman.. 3.5" x 9" per panel. 2017. rough studio photo. 

 Detail, Black and White Flowers 1: Triangles. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

Detail, Black and White Flowers 1: Triangles. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

 Detail, Black and White Flowers 2. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

Detail, Black and White Flowers 2. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

 Detail, Black and White Flowers 3. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

Detail, Black and White Flowers 3. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

 Black and White Flowers 4. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016. 12.5" x 9.25".

Black and White Flowers 4. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016. 12.5" x 9.25".

 Detail, Black and White Flowers 4. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

Detail, Black and White Flowers 4. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on pastel velour paper. 2016.

 Detail, Salmon Flowers. Pastels on pastel velour paper. Sherri Silverman. 2016. 

Detail, Salmon Flowers. Pastels on pastel velour paper. Sherri Silverman. 2016. 

 Fresh Flowers. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on Arches Cover paper. 2013.  29.5" x 36".

Fresh Flowers. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on Arches Cover paper. 2013.  29.5" x 36".

 Dual Rust Flower. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on paper. 2013. 6.5" x 5".

Dual Rust Flower. Sherri Silverman. Pastels on paper. 2013. 6.5" x 5".

 Lotus One. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2011. 29.5" x 36.5".

Lotus One. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2011. 29.5" x 36.5".

 Lotus Flow. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2011. 8.25" x 11.5". Private collection, Califon, NJ.

Lotus Flow. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2011. 8.25" x 11.5". Private collection, Califon, NJ.

 Undersea Lotus. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2011.  7" x 9 3/8". 

Undersea Lotus. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2011.  7" x 9 3/8". 

 Indigo Source. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2007. Private collection, CA.

Indigo Source. Sherri Silverman. Pastels and pencil on paper. 2007. Private collection, CA.