A painting is transformed in the process.
Elizabeth Dion was painting a Stargazer lily “rather loosely with no other idea in mind,” she says, when she put the painting aside for awhile. “One day when I looked at the unfinished painting, I suddenly had the inspiration to paint the midnight blue sky at the top. I work with layers of translucent paint, so some of the flower shows through in the sky. Stars came into the sky, and one of the flower stamens became moon-like. This was painted in November and December of 2001. I think there was subconscious intent in bringing the starry blue sky into the red and white stripes of the flower.”
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She has previously been published in Arbus magazine and Water's Edge magazine.
Kenneth Sutton is managing editor of UU World.
Growing up on Star Island
Looking back on my summers spent at a beloved Unitarian Universalist retreat.
We cannot hear unless there is silence.