From The Campanile:
“Artist Elena Zolotnitsky stares at the droopy, deep-red roses that are resting in a milk bottle. Weeks pass and the flower’s health declines. The water in the bottle becomes rusty orange, the roses mummified into their fragile object. As much as the roses withered, Zolotnitsky’s inspiration blossomed.
‘I basically painted the last minutes of them,’ Zolotnitsky said. ‘I experienced a sensation of euphoria and that just stayed with me –– that’s why artists paint.’
The Bryant Street Gallery on 532 Bryant Street in downtown Palo Alto is home to various works of art on display. The exhibitions include sculptures, paintings and works by a new artist, Zolotnitsky.”