Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
The artist was inspired by the grace and dignity in which these roses passed from the living world. With careful observation she was moved by the way in which their heads bowed slightly but their stalks remained straight. The once vigorous leaves had lost their strength and lay quietly by their side. She had the pleasure of painting these same flowers in the peak of their bloom and so developed an intimate knowledge of their virtues. It was sad but also wonderful to marvel at the beautiful way they communicated the passage of nature. Their last and final stage is frozen in perfect stillness, fragile in its delicacy yet monumental somehow.