Oil on Canvas
59" x 36"
I was working on a lighting revision at the florist of former first lady, Barbara Bush. I was watching one of the arrangers sorting flowers and purposefully tossing specific blossoms and stems into a blue ceramic basin. As I looked down from my perch I stated, “Those are beautiful.”
She replied, “Yes, but not pretty enough.” It became clear that she was discarding them. My reverence for life draws near the extreme of anthropomorphism so I chose to remember the flowers that were cast away before their purpose was fulfilled.