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Spikes of Crocus, Original Mixed Media Art 10x10"

Spikes of Crocus, Original Mixed Media Art 10x10"

Regular price $300.00

Nothing says spring like seeing new growth rising up from the ground. Whenever I spot these indigo and violet spring crocuses I know that spring is nearly here! Their thin green stems are growing upwards from a garden of painterly texture. Look closely at the painting’s surface and you will find gorgeous under-paintings, collage layers of sheet music, and complementary undertones to make “Spikes of Crocus.”

I took the title from a line of poetry by Edna St Vincent Millet called Spring

Here is the full poem:

To what purpose, April, do you return again?
Beauty is not enough.
You can no longer quiet me with the redness
Of little leaves opening stickily.
I know what I know.
The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.
But what does that signify?
Not only under ground are the brains of men
Eaten by maggots.
Life in itself
Is nothing,
An empty cup, a flight of uncarpeted stairs.
It is not enough that yearly, down this hill,
   Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.



Decorating Idea:

This archival artwork is created on a cradled board canvas with painted edges, making the art  ready to hang without additional framing. The Spring Collection features works with a design element of painted sides on the surface of the work adding a sculptural element so that the art "pops" off the walls.

Place this art in your home for eternal spring and optimism. (by the way, my favorite line in this poem is the last one.. Go read the whole poem again slowly and see if you agree)

The artwork is signed without the copyright words which is a one of a kind signed piece. This is a signed original one of a kind artwork using highest grade artist materials and modern techniques.


TITLE: Spikes of Crocus
ARTIST: Miriam Schulman
Size: 10x10" on wood panel- no framing is required
Materials: Mixed media collage on Cradled Wood

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