Ann Craven

Pensée (Reims, France, June 24, 2008), 2015

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Inkjet print on archival paper
60.0 x 40.0 cm (23.6 x 15.7 in)
30 of 50
Signed on verso


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Pensée in French means thought. A Pensée is also a flower, given its name from its expressive likeness to a pensive human face. It is a flower that possesses a litany of artistic usage throughout history. A bouquet of pansies means a bouquet of thoughts. Ann Craven's Pensée watercolors become an extended portrait of the human spirit. They were painted from September 2007 through June 2008 while the artist was in residence in Reims, France. The entire series was then shown in the exhibition, Shadows Moon and Abstract Lies, at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in June, 2008. This special edition print was created for the exhibition 100%, 2015 + Flower Power, 2016 at Galerie des Multiples in Paris.

About Ann Craven

American painter, born 1969