Irises in White Marble Urn, St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans
Irises are placed in a white marble urn in this found still life photograph at St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana. The iris is a flower rich in symbolism from the French cultural roots of New Orleans. The irises, made of cloth, show an ironic sense of permanence against the appearance of decay, entropy, and age in the stone objects in the photograph. This is reinforced by the colors of the flowers against the predominance of grey tones throughout the remained of the image.