Sunday, May 4, 2014

Cherry Blossom

"Cherry Blossom"
6" x 6"
oil on panel
"A national emblem of China and Japan, cherry blossom symbolizes the ephemeral sweetness of youth, which, like blossom, is quickly shed..." is written in SIGNS AND SYMBOLS book.

I learned how quickly it is shed by waiting too long to "borrow" a blossom from a cherry tree. When I came to get one, the tree didn't have any. It made me sad, because I wasn't ready to wait till the next spring. But when I observe the tree carefully, I found two flowers looking at me. I rushed home and painted them. I feel very fortunate being able to capture this gorgeous blossom...
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