Monday, February 2, 2015

"Snowdrops" by Meryl Watts

I recently discovered the British artist Meryl Watts, known in particular for her color woodcuts. Today being Groundhog Day, it seemed appropriate to post Watts's woodcut of snowdrops, a plant that flowers in winter before the spring equinox.

They have emerged from the hard, cold ground together, and stand in various positions of repose. Stark, winter sunlight shines through translucent petals and stems giving them a ghost-like appearance. More omen than object. More of a signal than an approach.

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