Statement

The purpose of my art is to express the passion I feel for flowers and to share with you the joy they bring to me. My close-up lens allows me right into their hearts, where I've discovered that each one is a place unto itself, a beautifully appointed room, a space in which to linger, wonder, rest. Each bloom invites us in.

We never come across most of the countless varieties of flowers in the world. Of the ones we do, many are so small we don't notice them beneath our footsteps. Others are so familiar we've stopped seeing them. Miraculous living works of art, so intricately sculpted and painstakingly detailed, they are timeless monuments to their Creator. Yet nothing is more fragile, each one gracing us with its presence for just a few days, so fleeting, so easy to miss. But they're too wonderful to miss! So I seize them with my camera, print them large enough for everyone to see, and share them with you in a way they can be returned to again and again, so that you may be refreshed by them, so they may be admired by you.

Georgia O'Keeffe said, "No one sees a flower, really - it is so small - we haven't time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time." I hope to make many new friends through this website, to touch you with this work I feel so blessed to do, and to offer all of you the gift of time to see and revel in the loveliness of the flowers that truly belong to us all.

Thank you so much for visiting my website, for taking this beauty break with me.

Alice Major

 

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