Note: This is the original, not a print. Prints can be found and ordered here.
As the 'Bloom' collection progressed, the Blue Peony emerged as a natural extension of my color experiments. According to historical records, there was no word for blue before the Greeks. As humans became more sophisticated in language, they divided the world into more and more colors. The Blue Peony suggests that while there are many blues, they are all still from one source.
The collection was inspired by the anti-fragility of these botanical beauties as they re-emerge after New England's harsh winters. These delicate flower's ability to come back stronger and brighter each year is a reminder that our challenges make us better, not worse. The original paintings also incorporated my poetry on the sides of the stretched canvas. A single poem was divided across multiple pieces so only a handful of lucky collectors would be able to assemble the poem. My curiosity about our apparent separation from our core nature drives the work. Starting with the question of what separates us from our authentic selves, the work encourages us to explore our connectedness to each other and to the world at large.
Dimensions and Details of Original
Acrylic painting on stretched canvas. Dimensions of original art are 48" (W) x 48" (H) x 1.5" (D).