Chasing Rainbows on Poppy
Mary Kainlauri Shao (BFA 1977)
"Chasing Rainbows on Poppy" is part of a series of 22 irises I painted in pastel from 2015-2017. A visit to the Iris Garden of Florence, Italy inspired this series. I love working with brilliant color in a style that combines photo realism with abstraction.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.