Louise “Ouizi” Jones (formerly Chen) was born and raised in Los Angeles to Shanghainese parents. She is a painter first and foremost, though she is best known for her large scale floral mural installations which can be seen in public spaces throughout the United States, from museums to public parks. Her mural techniques are uniquely informed by a background in drawing and printmaking. Her obsession with flowers continues to grow, stemming from an early introduction to Georgia O’Keeffe and fond memories of picking figs with her grandmother. She currently lives and works in Detroit.
🏵 New mural in Gloucester, Virginia.
“… According to their resident daffodil expert, the first daffodils were brought to America from Europe by women who had sewn the bulbs into the hems of their dresses. These bulbs are part of the Narcissus family, and are referred to as daffadownlilly’s, daffodils, jonquil, or lent lily.
This painting is based off of a bouquet of the daffodils and other flowers that were picked during my site visit to the world renowned @brentandbeckys bulb farm.
Brought to you by the Cook Foundation and the Main Street Preservation Trust. A big thank you to Adrienne, Jenny, and Jennifer for all your efforts! @glomainstreet
Shout out to my beloved @cannonmouse for technical and emotional support….”