Saturday, July 18, 2015

July Light: July 18, 2015

"Tulip: After Georgia" -- Color-reduction Woodcut, 1999 EKS


The light fell either upon the smooth, grey back of a pebble, or, the shell of a snail with its brown, circular veins, or falling into a raindrop, it expanded with such intensity of red, blue and yellow the thin walls of water that one expected them to burst and disappear. Instead, the drop was left in a second silver grey once more, and the light now settled upon the flesh of a leaf, revealing the branching thread of fibre beneath the surface, and again it moved on and spread its illumination in the vast green spaces beneath the dome of the heart-shaped and tongue-shaped leaves. Then the breeze stirred rather more briskly overhead and the colour was flashed into the air above, into the eyes of the men and women who walk in Kew Gardens in July.

"Kew Gardens"
(CSF 90) 


  1. What a beautiful entry today. That's a lovely passage: such deft powers of description that seem so effortless. The artwork is fetching as well. Is there any information available about it?

  2. Thank you--
    All the prints posted on the blog are by me, except when otherwise noted. This one is a 1999 color-reduction woodcut, a variation on a painting by George O'Keeffe. For more of my prints -- many of which are about Virginia Woolf and flowers -- see: