Hand made cyanotype of lily on Arches Aquarelle Watercolor paper (300 gsm).
At the request of the curator at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, this image was included to help broaden the theme of death and dormancy at the garden in the winter months.
The flower most commonly associated with funeral services is the lily. Lilies are often interpreted as a symbol of the innocence that has been restored to the soul of the departed. A white lily symbolizes sympathy, majesty, and purity.
In conjunction with the dead bugs and the dormant seeds, the curator helped craft a somber feeling for the February show. The seed images were instrumental in providing a feeling of hope in the chilly exhibition.
Image size is 16×20. Sheet size is approx 18×23. Set in a white museum-quality unbuffered matt.
Edition of 25
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
The Arts Guild of Old Forge