Still Life With Flower, by Darlene Hodgetts
Oil on wood panel, 9"x12", March 2021
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Painting Series: STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS
(Series statement written on March 2021).
Mass shootings. Flowers.
Still life. Flowers.
Last week we celebrated Spring. This week we're mourning victims of heinous crimes in Atlanta and Boulder.
Makeshift memorials always pop up wherever people's lives are senselessly broken. Strangers lay flowers and gather in silence.
Placing flowers by those who left us behind is regarded by anthropologists as one of the oldest tributes to the departed. Soil samples in burial sites determined that funeral flowers were indeed placed by our ancestors at least 62,000 years ago.
Flowers are a symbol of rebirth and a metaphor for the temporary and ephemeral beauty in the inescapable cycle of life. Let’s capture that short-lived beauty in our paintings.
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- This painting is in Los Angeles, California.
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