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| 03 November, 2013 16:57
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart." This quote by Kahlil Gibran is the inspiration for the title of my newest rose piece, a full, vibrant orange and fushia blossom, flanked by two deeper red buds. The vivid colors of the flower and leaves burst out of a dark, nebulous background of deep blue.
"The Light in the Heart," Pastel
At first, I was stumped for a title. I wanted something other than, "Rose 2," or "One Rose, Two Buds," or "Pink and Orange Rose." I wanted something less literal and more thought provoking. Looking at the spotlight of the picture, the big orange rose, I noticed how the dark pink and fushia petals cradled the inner luminous orange ones. This made me think of phrases like "inner light," or "inner glow." And these made me start to think that while rose buds are beautiful and exciting in their own right, representing something new and fresh, the full glory of the rose isn't revealed until all of the petals unravel and open and we get to see inside. Much like people.