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Elder Flowers

Color prints of flowers past the normal span of life usually referred to as its prime. These are intricate images that use the decomposition of a flower as a symbol for maturation, wisdom and mortality. Beautiful and contemplative, these images are reminiscent of nineteenth and twentieth-century photographs yet are contemporary in both their style and technique

One of the featured works, titled "Tulip", depicts a flower that has lost most of its petals, yet the transformation that has occurred, despite this loss, is a heightened effect in the coloration of the remaining petals - asking the viewer to extend one's notion of beauty and reveling in how its natural process reveals different aspects of its character. j. maya luz posits that our humanity and strength develop on a similar course.                                                                                                   

Press Release for Elder Flowers, 2009

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