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Quarantine Still Life 17

Quarantine still life art 051720

"To see you," she says, "brightens me." [an excerpt from a poem by Marie Ponsot]

The ancestors of this Iris traveled from my grandmother's garden in Philadelphia to my mother's garden in New Jersey so it could bloom on a day in May 2020 in all its intricate, colorful glory. The delicious companion cake (with a creamy brown butter frosting) was commissioned in secret and delivered during the quarantine by a masked master baker.


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