I just finished this piece. I liked the effect the toothpicks had on the Flower so I decided to try a pattern of some kind. I like the movement the gradient paint lends to the movement of the shape. There are close to 3000 toothpicks that were painted twice each. My fingers are tired.
If you missed the Flower , you can watch Flower 1 to see the building of the piece. Then watch Flower 2 to watch the center bloom and the finished work.
Thanks for watching!