Crystal Driedger, Undaunted Scarlet resident
9" x 9", Oil on Canvas, CAN$300.00 Unframed - Available for Sale
As much as I desire to be, I'm not a glorious green-thumbed gardener and sometimes my garden is sad because of this. However, there is a determined group of scarlet poppies that grow undaunted by the dozens, planting themselves in between the other flowers, creeping into shadowy places that they shouldn't be able to survive in and growing into towering rich specimens on wispy, hairy stalks when they fine a patch of brilliant sunlight. There is a time in mid summer when you view my garden from a distance and it's a splash of red and up close all of the papery crushed red petals display a bright green crown in their centres, a buzz with bees and butterflies. And, until the blooms fade in a couple weeks, I miraculously look like a capable gardener until, once again, the stalks promptly become a sea of brown, with little seed pod rattling about waiting for the wind to plant them once again into all the wild places of my garden.
This piece will not be included in the physical exhibition on Granville Island but meets the quality standards of the FCA and is classified as, "Recognized Artwork."