“Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
Flowers became my preferred subject for pastels, they seemed to compliment each other, I saw them as having similar characteristics. Both were velvet soft and could be as vibrant or subtle as a changing sunset. Both responded to a gentle hand, arranging flowers in a quiet bouquet, smearing and blending the silky dust to seamlessly drift from hue to hue. These are large pieces, because like Ms. O’Keeffe, it seemed in this internet-news-social media-work busy world, they needed to be larger than life. I felt then people might take time to stop and smell the roses.