Brandy Kraft (b.1984) is from South Florida and currently works between New York and Stockholm. She attended the SAIC in Chicago, IL and the technical atelier, SARA in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kraft’s floral paintings portray human idiosyncrasies in a metaphorical sense. Each oil painting is carefully constructed petal by petal to form a unique hybrid flower. New and dying extensions from a variety of flora are brought together to represent the range of pivotal growth and decay that occurs through change.
On a personal level, it’s about finding the beauty in life’s inevitable transitions and on a broader level it touches on themes of identity, diversity, and acceptance.
The completely new species of flowers, natural yet unnatural at the same time, reveal the beauty and variance within each of us. The resulting visual imagery is compelling in its symbolism and imagination as well as its technicality.