Spider Lily

My favorite flower is a startlingly dramatic tomato-red relative of the Amaryllis, whose chief virtue among many is that it springs up in drifts in the heat of August when nothing else is blooming. Separated from a compound flower, its blossoms press nicely, and the color spreads. The 9 page Signature is one of the first done with glue, and meant to suggest the form of a book as it comes off the printing press. The fading flower petals speak of the same images Irving Penn honors…flowers are glorious in their demise. The color runs into the glue before it dries. 

38"w x 50"
2004
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