Ira says of 'Sunflower Dreamscapes'.... "For many years I painted in a realistic manner. A trip to Australia taught me that art is beyond national or cultural boundaries. While my technique is generally referred to as Pointillism, it is actually much different in approach. I combine the movement found in the works of Van Gogh with the inspriation derived from Australian Aboriginal Art to create a unique style. I have chosen to paint what can't be seen, art that is not about the color I see, but he color I feel. Not just the shape but the shape's meaning. The rhythm of dots throughout the painting create an overall visual field that conveys a sense of wholeness, being alive with the movement, and shimmer of life."