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Embraced
Embraced
Oil on Canvas
48" x 34"
2010

This beautiful purple iris’s front petals are like arms folded as is in an embrace. It just asked to be painted.

Iris is the name of the Greek goddess of rainbows who led souls to the Elysian Fields, the Isles of the Blessed. Thus, as a flower, it is a symbol of hope and peace. Within its embrace the little red flowers are sparks of this new birth.