The Zinnia piece is a homage to the abstract artist Mark Rothko, born Markus Yakovlevich Rotkovich, was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent.
Rothko's work, like the Zinnia, is characterized by great attention to formal elements such as color, shape, balance, depth, composition, and scale; he explained "It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing"
Dimensions: 44 x 2 x 54