I started this series back in 2014. It was on the heals of a burn out so rough I found myself in denial of it. I tried to take on the burn with as much courage as I could, but took more personal & professional fire instead. And then like beauty fro the ashes, I found much inspiration from the opulent dutch masters. There was something about the moody setting an unknown surround, and at the heart was a display that mirrored what I hope to portray. And so this series was born. A delicate range of blooms on the backdrop of black. A reminder to look for the growth in the darkest of times. A reminder that the darkest of times frame the face of the flower so very well.