Cherry blossom stencil

Inspired by Japanese silk screens and minimalist design I created this artwork for A l’Etoile, a restaurant in Klingenthal, Alsace.

My stencil was based on cherry blossom branches that I picked off a neighbour’s tree. These branches were photographed and then rendered into vector images using Illustrator. The stencils were hand cut from thick tracing paper coated with varnish.

All three wooden panels were executed in oil paints. I applied a thin irridescent oil glaze to the background with the intention that this would catch light from the nearby windows.

I was assisted by Nadege Delbeq, a local artist, for the stenciling.