Abstract Wild Iris At Hopeland Gardens In Aiken, SC

Purple Splash

Macro abstract Iris at Hopeland Gardens in Aiken, South Carolina
Purple Splash

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I was attracted to the subject in my Purple Splash piece because of its outstanding colors and large size.  For wild iris, this one seemed to have fairly large falls, and the signals with their vibrant yellow colors and lightning bolt shapes were undeniably enthralling.  As this was created at the shoreline of the largest pond in Hopeland Gardens, I may have been influenced by the fish jumping nearby, but I felt that this perspective gave the composition a sense of waves rolling out and away from the interior of the flower following a splash.  The high level of detail allows surface textures to be seen.


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Author: Steven Dillon

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