As the title states – it is not the first time I work with flowers.
I like flowers.
Yet, it is the word itself – re-flower – that I have adopted.
I often and readily use the prefix – RE – when speaking of my objects, my art.
But RE-flower is more than a title. It fits body and mind like when an organism has success with a transplanted organ. It has been adopted.
The series ”RE-flower IV” consists of flowers and sticks. Sticks and flowers.
There is a frame-painting  from 1989 of which the frame consisted of black buckets kept in position only by long sticks. Destroyed, yet reproduced in the catalogue Red Herring .
There is also the large raft with handicap-paintings  from the exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Kunstbygningen, Aarhus 2007, where I was invited to be part of the exhibition ”Ø”  arranged by the art group Guirlanden.
This ”raft” would never have been able to stand without sticks.
And finally: Sticks  from 2011. The coloured sticks I had found.
In 1991 I made a painting , a re-painting of a screen-print that I had made in 1987 when I stayed at the St. Restrup Folk High School. The motif was a chestnut flower that I found in the neighborhood.
There is the picture with the three hovering bunches of flowers  from 2004, a present for my oldest daughter, Liv. All the flowers have been photographed in our garden through the years.
There are also the sampled pictures from 1992 – The Grand Tour .
Photos of the masterpieces of art belonging to European museums assembled into one picture.
I consider all these ´”collections” to bee bunches, works that I have picked and arranged in virtual collections.
On the cover of the book you see a flower-painting , a section of a painting by Ambrosius Bosschaert .
In the preface I wrote: Tulip, columbine, French anemone, common hyacinth, roses, crocus and marigold. A little bouquet in an open window. The impossible represented in a unity of time.
The flower-paintings of the past were a symbiosis of innate beauty and power. Flowers collected from all over the world and cultivated into human liberation.
RE-flower IV form part of a communication. Beauty is still around, – plus gratitude and something more.
 Frame painting: http://www.janskovgard.dk/test.php?image=red/11_550.jpg
 The catalogue Red Herring: http://www.janskovgard.dk/test24.php
 Handicap Painting: http://www.janskovgard.dk/test.php?image=handicap/8_550.jpg
 Ø: Danish letter – it is also the Danish word for ”island”
 Sticks: http://janskovgard.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/sticks/
 Re-painting (chestnut flower): http://www.janskovgard.dk/images/blog/kastanje_550.jpg
 The threes bunches of flowers: http://www.janskovgard.dk/images/blog/liv1.jpg
 The Grand Tour: http://www.janskovgard.dk/test20.php
 The book The Grand Tour: http://www.janskovgard.dk/test7.php
 Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, 1573-1621. The painting that I photographed in 1990 at the Musée du Louvre, Paris