Il y a des fleurs partout pour qui veut bien les voir. — Henri Matisse
(There are flowers everywhere for whoever really wants to see them.)
Some of the flowers that are everywhere are actual flowers. The still life flowers came from the grocery store. Some flowers are artifacts, like the ones painted onto the vase. Some of the beautiful things that fill one’s twenty-four hours are flower-like, or metaphorical flowers, as being things that bloom and fade but which are replaced by new, similar bits of loveliness — ideas, memories, moments of insight in the process of blooming and fading — all part of a beauty-wending path of being and unbeing. But even when the flowers fall, the real flowers, they are still lovely.
Pastel. 20 x 15 inches. Available.