I was intrigued by the naturally occurring spiral in the flower from the photograph on which this painting was based. As I began to paint this flower I discovered it's depth and intensity. A stanza from a poem I wrote in 2008 seemed to partner the image well:
"I live for the blank spaces between quiescence 'n dissonance,
between chaste morning skies and sanctums time worn,
between careen winter wheat and ripe crowded summer nights."