This is a print of a woman dressed as a carousel horse in a style that’s a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte, wreathed in garlands of flowers.

Fiore

14×11″ print available here.

This print is called Fiore, which means “flower” in Italian. You can see where the name came from for this human carousel horse!

Fiore is part of my Carouselle Girls series, which takes “pony girls” one step further: I painted them as carousel horses! We put animals in situations to which we’d never subject ourselves: birds in cages, lions jumping through flaming hoops. To dress women in riding tack, impaled by poles, leaping gracefully, seemed a wonderful extension of this conceit. People tell me my Carouselle Girls remind them of a cross between Cirque du Soleil and Erte. That’s quite the compliment!