COMING UP ROSES
Curves that carry you like waves in the ocean…. the bounty of nature never ceases to amaze and delight…
There’s a layer-upon-layer feel in this piece, but also a sense of fragility that comes from a “here I am” setting where there’s no pretense. I prefer the slight blurry softness of this versus what a crystal sharp image might evoke. I think it gives a sense of vulnerability and truth like someone about to disrobe and hoping for acceptance….
You know how you never tire of seeing a sunset or a sunrise? It’s simply a marvel each and every time. That’s how it was with the roses yesterday. I’ve photographed them over and over and played with the images even longer, cropping, washing them of color, and searching for that certain “feel”. I’ve held the petals in my hands and felt the thorns prick my fingers like a playful kitten. It’s been a beautiful exploration. This makes number 4 .. or is it 5 that I’ve posted on my online art gallery today..?
Petals Away was FEATURED in Redbubble's No More Color group today ...
The tell tale signs that the end is near are evident in the plump, curling petals, but the beauty and signs of a life well lived is equally apparent. So while it was a beautiful rose it is also still a beautiful rose. Just as there is beauty in youth, there is also beauty in age…
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