Friday, May 2, 2008

Yellow Calla - Green Leaves

Yellow Calla Green Leaves speaks of hope and rebirth. On a back drop of soft, moving grey, the lilies spring forth, fertile and full of possibility. I find the image empowering, expecially as a woman. There is a soft sensuality to the background that grounds the bright colours of the flowers. The use of the calla lily, so often associated with grief, alters your perspective and sings of life - it's tenacity, it's challenges, it's spirit and it's triumphs.

This painting was my first exposure to anything Georgia O'Keefe and has always stuck with me.
Wendi N- the Knitted Squirrel

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