In The Hue of Blue

In The Hue of Blue

Still Lifes by Lily Smernou

Blue has an enveloping and universal presence. It is the color of the seas, the color of the immense sky. Appealing tints of blue are the bases of blueprints and cyanotypes.

Prussian Blue was used in old architectural drawings; my love for that color and the lines of structures drawn in blueprints, lead me to study Architectural Design in a very early age.

Currently, I am bringing my fondness for the blue hue and drawings, to a series of still lifes. The photographic images are distilled to primary hues of blue, and objects resemble drawings delineated by simple lines.  Flower shadows form pools of blue, an invitation to be immersed in.