wild iris

spirits wander collage

bending air, a bridge–
rampant hues filling the gap
between heaven and earth

iris ink and pencil comp

For Frank Tassone’s #haikai challenge #145, wild iris.  I had promised Jade I would look for some of my old iris drawings, but I also found this rainbow spirit that somehow resembles an iris–Iris is the Greek rainbow goddess, messenger and link between mortal and deity.

iris colored pencil comp

The drawings are from one of my many abandoned projects, taking a journal from 1989, and doing something similar (at that time in 2015) and comparing them.  1989 is on the left, 2015 is on the right.  If I could buy a bouquet, I would try it again right now, as both  were done from live flowers.  Maybe next year.

13 thoughts on “wild iris

  1. Iris the Goddess in the first one what a lovely place to be, between heaven and earth. You did her justice with her technicolor aura. Such pretty iris. With them you only have a day to work with before they fade. Imagining a florist delivering one a day to you… So glad you found them and shared them, Kerfe.

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