Dried Flower Stalks in a Marble Urn, St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
Found still life photograph of dead flower stalks in marble vase before a granite tomb at St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana. The image is a grisaille except for the tans of the flower stalks, providing relief from the prevalence of greys. Warm colors and hues present a symbol of the life they once possessed, now faded; analogous to the occupant of the tomb. Granite and marble textures contrast in a dissonance finding resolve in the harmonious geometric structure of the image.