By Stephanie Burns
48 x 48 in
Oil on Canvas
© Stephanie Burns
Prices Listed are in US$6000
Lilium; Artist's Statement
It was my dear Aunt’s funeral. We had just buried her and the mourners were all gone but immediate family. Looking around the dry desert graveyard on a hot summers day there was one bright spark of life. These Liliums lay on the ground, wrapped in cellophane, waving at us as though she was there. Ooohoo, here I am Darlings, don’t leave me here.
When we took them back to the house and I put them in a vase they came to life, opening with more abundance each day.
There was no note on the flowers, it probably blew away with the wind. Perhaps Fran left them there for us so she could be around just that little bit longer.
My time with my dear aunt has finished but I had more time than others because I got to paint this flower and hear her voice while doing so for several more months.
In Memory of Frances Burns.