40" x 30", acrylic on canvas
While on a trip to London, I was able to take in the Chelsea Flower Show, the most famous flower show in, perhaps, the world. The show is a spring event, both indoors and out (sort of like a fair) — the indoors portion easily as large as a Super Walmart, chocked full of flowers and foliage of every imaginable kind. It is there where I encountered many varieties of dascia, including the one painted here. The common name is Twinspur, in reference to the twin spurs found on the back of the flower, pointing downward. The focus here is upon natural pattern and organic spacial relationships which in turn produce movement and rhythm.