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  • Fern Petrie

The Language & Folklore of Flowers



New package of books arrived today!


My work is largely autobiographical and concentrates strongly on symbolism tailored from my own experience. I love the way that once you know workings of a particular artists mind their world is unlocked and you can see far more than what is depicted on the canvas.


Along with my own cache of symbols I want to introduce floriography or the accepted language of flowers which was popular but not exclusive to the Victorian era. These books though sparse will be my entrée into the world of flower symbolism which travels back through the pathways of time and culture.


I am intrigued by what I will discover as I delve into this study and how that knowledge will also add to the depth and colour of my working process.


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