Her artwork has been exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibitions nationally and internationally. Flowers Ross has created public artworks for the cities of Boise, Meridian and Ketchum, Idaho and her art is included in private, public and corporate collections. She has received grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, as well as from the Alexa Rose Foundation, and has been selected for artist residencies in Boise, Oregon and Wyoming.
In the past, Flowers Ross worked intermittently as a curatorial assistant at the Boise Art Museum for over 20 years. In addition, she has curated several exhibitions and is currently an independent contractor for exhibition installations. The artist teaches workshops in her home and has traveled to teach.
She states, “In my artwork, I am seeking to find the simple essence of a thought, idea or object; to notice things that are passed by in our busy lives or to see something in a different way.
Abstraction is a common thread in my work and, in some ways, is my attempt to simplify the world I see around me and to narrow the scope to what I feel is most essential, basic and necessary.
Using varying degrees of abstraction, my art reduces core elements into basic shapes and organic forms. Hand dyed colors and distinct edges create a graphic quality, while added stitching enhances the tactile nature of the fabric.
Most of my artworks are inspired by nature or daily observations of my surroundings. The natural world and environment are very important to me. I do not want to improve on nature or represent it realistically, but try to portray its simple beauty, find its underlying elements and present it in a unique way.”
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