Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Irises in the Mail

There are plenty of reasons why I enjoy making, sending and receiving mail art.  One is the way that some of my mail art pieces become studies for larger works.  When I saw the call for art for iris-themed mail art, I was inspired.  I immediately knew what I wanted to create.  My favorite irises are the ones that bloom along the California Coast — the  Douglas iris (Iris douglasiana).  They appear in spring fields mixed with California poppies. The splashes or bright orange poppies and purple irises in a lush green meadow are wonderful.  This was an obvious choice for one my collagescapes, yet somehow I still had not explored this theme.  This piece is off to Russia — eventually there will be a much bigger piece based on this theme.

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