Three related series of drawings and paintings were created in the artist’s “hydroponics lab.”  In this artistic laboratory Pica used a “hydroponics kit” to grow “mood flowers” through a combination of light, water and nutrients regulated by the artist’s creative moods.

Pica symbolically represents this nurturing environment for moods and emotions in her brashs, exuberant floral- and sun- inspired pieces. The sun symbol acts as a conduit between its Old World heritage and its contemporary relevance - between past and present.  Pica depicts the sun symbols as standardized circles with six concentric rays. However, the integration of these symbols into her work is not so simple; the sun merges with floral shapes, and petals and rays become interchangeable.

All images and text © 2015 by Teodora Pica

Hydroponic Prototype #3, 32"x40"
Hydroponic Prototype #3, 32"x40"
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Hydroponic Prototype #5, 40"x32"
Hydroponic Prototype #5, 40"x32"
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Hydroponic Prototype #2, 40"x32"
Hydroponic Prototype #2, 40"x32"
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Lab Experiment#6 30x22
Lab Experiment#6 30x22
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IMG_1055
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Lab Experiment#3, 22x30
Lab Experiment#3, 22x30
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Rainbow Lab Type #1, 24"x18"
Rainbow Lab Type #1, 24"x18"
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Rainbow Lab Type #3, 24"x18"
Rainbow Lab Type #3, 24"x18"
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Rainbow Lab Type #4,18"x24"
Rainbow Lab Type #4,18"x24"
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