SURVIVORS                    68 x 43

Thoughts on Survivors...

I made this painting as a tribute
to the irises that survived last spring's weather
and what they illustrated for me.
There was a late frost that damaged many buds and flowers,
and then the ones that bloomed experienced not one, but two hail storms.

Most flowers look really fragile, and are,
but they are also flexible enough to bend out of the way as a hail stone hits,
and avoid damage.
But if the plant material such as some petals, leaves and stems
are too rigid or broad to be moved by the hail stone, then it gets injured.

The lessons for me are;
hold onto hope,
and remain pragmatically flexible.

This painting is on canvas with a hand-carved and gilded frame.


Copyright 2009-2016 by Jane Jones