Taking in May light...

Taking in May light,
trees raining flower blossoms,
flowers blossoming.

View up close in the gallery.


This painting was obviously named with a haiku written for the beauty of the magnolias and apple blossom trees that bloom in a sudden burst in early spring here in Michigan. It’s nice to think of them now in the deep of winter.

The painting is also one in a series of ‘bloom’ paintings that I have done (and like to do): The mind bloom, The companion, The dandelion… I use the black calligraphic lines to signify growth, movement, and blooms of all kinds: ideas, flowerheads, lichen, an expression, a growing understanding that leads to some kind of revelation. To me, they are thriving and mysterious things that feel organic and automatic and lay on the paper just right with a presence all their own.