Born in Blue

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Born in Blue

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I grew up surrounded by hyacinths in every color - dove white, blush pink, creamy blue, lavender, deep purple. My favorites were always the blue ones with slightly paler edges. They reminded me of the sky. Fragrant and...Read more
  • STORY

    I grew up surrounded by hyacinths in every color - dove white, blush pink, creamy blue, lavender, deep purple. My favorites were always the blue ones with slightly paler edges. They reminded me of the sky. Fragrant and bell-shaped, they blanketed the front entrance of my childhood home, wrapping around the circular walkway, ultimately climbing up the trellis to meet me near my bedroom. I would wake up to their delicate aroma, wafting through the window on birdsong, and know that it was a beautiful spring morning before I even opened my eyes.  These are an extraordinary flower to me.... Read more

    I grew up surrounded by hyacinths in every color - dove white, blush pink, creamy blue, lavender, deep purple. My favorites were always the blue ones with slightly paler edges. They reminded me of the sky. Fragrant and bell-shaped, they blanketed the front entrance of my childhood home, wrapping around the circular walkway, ultimately climbing up the trellis to meet me near my bedroom. I would wake up to their delicate aroma, wafting through the window on birdsong, and know that it was a beautiful spring morning before I even opened my eyes. 

    These are an extraordinary flower to me. I have always felt a connection between us. My birthday and the time of peak bloom almost exactly coincide. We are always celebrating together. This year, unable to go outside and visit with them, I brought them to me. Incredibly grateful for the taste of spring they carried into my living room, I spent most of my birthday working with these magnificent blue florets. Playing and shooting with them until the photo captured part of me too. 

    Once I decided to photograph on my birthday, I knew that I would be working with hyacinths. There is something about them that soothes my soul. They take me back to some of my fondest memories, childhood birthdays, picnics in the front yard, my grandma, and the perfume she used to dab behind her ears. 

    There are layers of my history in this photo. The soft edges create a vignette that’s reminiscent of a memory. I hope that the stories in this image rekindle a moment of appreciation for your own.


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  • Technical details

    This artwork is part of a Numbered Edition Series of 525 prints (175 in each size). Each print comes with a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) signed, numbered, dated and embossed with artist seal.

    Giclée Print on a Smooth Archival Matte Fine Art Paper.
    Museum Quality for Highest Age Resistance.
    No Optical Brightening Agents.
    Acid & Lignin Free | pH Buffered.
    Paper Weight: 500 gsm  | Paper Thickness: 16 mil
    Opacity: 98% | Brightness: 90%

  • ARTWORK DIMENSIONS

    Paper Measurements: 8x10, 16x20, or 18x24 in.
    Photographic Dimensions: 7x9, 14x18 or 16x22 in.
    White Border:  1 in.

    Printed in USA.