Harper Leich
Rose
2014
Oil on Panel
24" by 30"
Michelle writes,
"Rose is an epicurean at heart. She delights in earthly pleasures and makes no apologies about it. The sun, the moon, the rain, and the honeybee are all her lovers. Some find her behavior far too provocative and promiscuous for their taste. They say Rose is flamboyant and always has to be the center of attention. In actuality, Rose is shy and sensitive, but she is so fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of others that she feels compelled to mingle with them. However, she has trouble discerning who around her has the best of intentions. She opens her petals wide and shares her sweet scent without reservation. Unfortunately, there are those in this world who will take advantage of such innocence and charm. This is why Rose’s mother made her with thorns- to protect her. But rose is happiest when she can trust those around her and sink deeply into herself. The audacious beauty that she is, she refuses to apologize for the ferocity with which she loves this world. And so she is the chosen muse of artists, mystics, and lovers alike. "
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