Kraft's floral hybrid paintings portray human idiosyncrasies in a metaphorical sense. Each photo realistic oil painting is carefully, physically constructed petal by petal to form a unique hybrid flower. New and dying extensions from a variety of flora are brought together to represent the range of pivotal growth and decay that occurs through change. On a personal level, it’s about finding the beauty in life’s inevitable transitions and on a broader level it touches on themes of identity, diversity, and acceptance.
The completely new species of flowers, natural yet unnatural at the same
time, reveal the beauty and variance within each of
us. The resulting visual imagery is compelling in its symbolism and imagination as well as its prodigious technicality.