Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom; a calligraphic triptych by Amy Crook

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom; a calligraphic triptych by Amy Crook

Three small words and a simple illustration of a plant going from seed to flower in three panels. A metaphor for creating. A reminder of what it takes to get the beauty of a flower.

Gestate. The tiny green curled in the heart of brown seed.

Uncurl. The plant braves the world, straightens up, spreads its leaves wide.

Blossom. The beauty that can’t exist while the plant is still safe in its seed.

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom, a triptych of watercolor artworks on 4″x6″ Fluid watercolor paper.

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom; three details by Amy Crook

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom; three details by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the three tiny watercolor illustrations up close: seed, curled-up sprout, and flower. Below, the trio in frames, lit by warm spring sunshine.

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom; framed art by Amy Crook

Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom; framed art by Amy Crook

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2 Responses to “Gestate, Uncurl, Blossom”

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  1. Andria says:

    I love this one.
    Simple, eloquent beauty.