Acrylic on Canvas
42.25 x 60 in
FRAGILE COMPLEXITY The magnolia blossom is a short lived one emerging early in the spring before any leaves appear on the tree. I have access to a magnolia tree at the edge of the growing zone capable for its survival, around 43 degrees north latitude on the great-plains. The delicate blossoms last about a week, often frost burned and broken by strong winds. White petals reveal their complex folds and textures illuminated in the strong spring sun.