Little Lone Lilies Wait Painting by STACY GIBBONI

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Canvas.

Oil on Linen
My paintings are inspired by nature. Internal landscapes exploring color relationships.

BBC Radio Interview, July 2018, Bristol, England


Little Lone Lilies Wait

One of three inherited potted plants over a decade ago
After years of caring for the unknown foliage I awoke one morning
to find a fine lone Calla Lily.
Straight and tall, pure white
centered about a fake butter color center, the spadix its called

Phallic perky pose caught my eye as it winked proudly peeking
from beneath surrounding spring green leaves

Calle derived from "Kallos", Greek for beauty
Alas I am not the flowers first admirer…Freud, Riveria, O'Keefe

Zeus's wife unwittingly suckled a mortals son, Hercules.
Discovering the betrayal the babe was thrown abruptly from breast
allowing two single drops of milk to fall to the earth
sprouting the worlds most inviting flower…


Romans erotica…
Venus, jealous of the flowers beauty enlarges its spadix

Holiness, faith, purity I read
An image appropriated by medieval artists pursuing elegant sacra conversazione symbols

Colla lily = Virgin Mary
Just one single sniff away from immaculate conception & resurrection

Gifted in spring to bloom in summer

Abandoned to allow survival

A member of the "Jack in the pulpit" family I had been taught.
Virgin who?

As this brave single flower fades a cone filled with seeds forms
undecided she hovers between sun and shade demanding to be moist

I scrawl here "Victorian flower language"
as a reminder on a personal list of abandoned stuff to study




Little Lone Lilies Wait



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