Yellow Chrysanthemums and Orange Ribbon, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, Louisiana
Yellow chrysanthemums and red poppies with an orange ribbon in a found still life at Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. Taking on their traditional role, and showing the cultural influence of French and Spanish roots in New Orleans, the chrysanthemums are flowers used for mourning and grief. The poppy symbolism of repose and peace in death express a hope for the departed. The striking colors and smooth textures of the flower petals contrast with the stippled greys of the background of the picture.