The Black Rose

The black rose, because it symbolizes death and passing away, also indicates a major change or upheaval in the future. In that sense, the black rose also means the death of old habits and the old order. It inspires confidence and enthusiasm by signaling the birth of a new era of hope and joy. It can also be the beginning of new things, a journey into unexplored territory. The meaning of the black rose also includes courage and resistance. Choosing the black rose as the title of this blog reflects this meaning and my body of work.  

Thoughts here are shared about process, exploration, success, and failure. This is a beginning; a journey into unexplored territory.  Making art brings hope and joy to the maker.  Sharing work, because it is innermost feelings, requires courage.