I chose Schnabel's works because I found his medium of choice to be incredibly interesting. Although the art is reminiscent of flowers he saw growing by Van Gogh's grave in France, I was reminded of Monet while looking at his pieces. I also thought that the juxtaposition between the subject matter and the medium was really enjoyable. While flowers are something thought to be soft and innocent, broken plates are jagged and dangerous. The broken plates also add a three-dimensional texture that I find very interesting to look at.