I love working in florals! A flower is the natural world in abstract - automatic art. But as such, is often overlooked as too commonplace. That's too bad because even the simplest flower is a mystery of lines and color and shadow which, with the right lighting, conveys so much mood and emotion.
This particular species, which I believe is a day lily, blooms all year, new blooms replacing dying ones. And thus we have the new year replacing the old. A burst of hope lighting up the cold winter, while only barely obscuring of what, over the coming months, it must become. Like every year before it, tired and forgettable. Like every flower that blooms. Like everyone of us who tries to change the world.
Oh, c'mon, I'm not TRYING to be depressing!
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.