Pink Roses in Marble Vase, St. Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
Pink roses in a marble vase with exposed bricks in the background of a found still life photograph from St. Louis Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The pink of the cloth roses is striking in their vibrant color in contrast with the somber greys and blacks of the tomb. Dilapidated and showing a patina of age, the dark bricks present a sense of the passage of time against the sparkle of the roses in the brilliant New Orleans sunlight. Shadows in the foreground of the photo echo the flowers evoking an off center symmetry joined by the form of the marble vase.