Mary Kay West

Mary Kay West

Floral in Bookcase

  • Oil on panel
  • 15.25" x 19.25", artwork
  • 15.25" x 19.25" x .65", framed
  • Contemporary


Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist

Artist Statement
“The idea of emergence from darkness into light is a theme that is always close to the surface of my consciousness, and is given the opportunity to be expressed in the deep shadows of a bookcase being lit from above to show the natural beauty and grace of flowers and birds. The setting is casual, but elegant, with a silver vase from my family’s collection of repoussé, and the books each have a special meaning. The first, a book about drawing that embraces my right-brained way of seeing things, the second, a book about songbird identification, and the third is a book of poems by Walt Whitman, a fellow practitioner of the metaphysical. Finally, the theme of emergence is completed with the Lazuli Bunting emerging from the scene into the third dimension.”
—Mary Kay West

The Poetry of Still Life, American Legacy Fine Arts, Pasadena, California, April 22 – May 21, 2023

American Art Collector Magazine, May 2023

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