Jonas Wood: Yellow Flower
This vivid twenty-seven-color screen print by Jonas Wood is part of a portfolio published by Counter Editions to celebrate the fifty-year anniversary of Greenpeace. The image of a stem of yellow flowers, its petals flecked with orange and red, derives from the quasi-mechanistic paintings that Wood was making at the time and was assembled using details of several variations of the same plant. Flowers—along with pottery, portraiture, interiors, landscapes, and basketball—are one of the artist’s recurrent subjects, and reflect his experience of home, studio, and nature. Yellow Flower also exemplifies Wood’s experimental approach to pictorial effects and processes and his close collaboration with master printmakers.