“Faye Stout’s iris”, 2011
Artist: Barbara Lister-Sink
About the Artwork: On our North Carolina farm, both my grandmother and my mother had lush vegetable and flower gardens. So I grew up with the pungent, exotic fragrance of bearded irises, a flower that has captivated my imagination all my life. I never tire of gazing at them for hours and drawing them. But I also curse them for their elusive, ephermeral quality, their delicate beauty and dancer-like movements so hard to capture in the brief time they flourish. Mama’s were usually purple, but on Faye Stout’s iris farm, every color in the rainbow can be found each spring, including this delicate blue.
Media: Soft pastel
Dimensions: 27” wide by 34” tall
Framed: Yes: floating on matboard in a metal frame. See photo.