Cloth Roses in Glass Vase with Bricks, St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans
The colors of three cloth roses, in this still life photograph, contrast with the greys of a plaster wall on a tomb at St. Louis Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans. Bricks support the fragile crystal vase, which holds the flowers, from being disturbed. The harmonic regularity of the floral arrangement affords a resolve to the random application of the textures of the plaster in the background of the photograph. It appears that a great deal of care went into the arrangement, attesting to a reverence of the tomb’s occupant.