My mum recently gave me a beautiful bunch of Calla lilies. She said alot of older people don’t like them as it reminds them of death – flowers used for gravestones – I gratefully and lovingly accepted the flower. I placed a single lily in a black and white 1950s vase, that mirrored the shape of the lily, on the top of a shelf at the front door. I love seeing the sun shining through the front door and outlining the lily. It reminded of a gelatin silver photograph that Robert Mapplethorpe took in the 1980s of a single lily. It had the elegance and silhouette of a prima ballerina.  http://www.guggenheimcollection.org/site/artist_work_md_97A_2.html

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