Literary Calligraphy by Susan Loy

Language of Flowers Selections - "THOREAU'S PANSY"


Susan Loy of Literary Calligraphy in Moneta, VA, joins text from literary classics or Biblical passages with delicate watercolor images and creates a unique bond between fine art and literature.

Print features texts by Thoreau and illustration of pansy from Thoreau's time. Thoreau's journals are full of flower entries; he was a careful observer of nature. Emerson once wrote that Henry "thinks he could tell by the flowers what day of the month it is, within two days." Thoreau knew that pansy had long been associated with thoughts.

The word pansy is a corruption of the French word pensee meaning thoughts, so named because of the plant's habit of hanging its head as if in a pensive or thoughtful mood. Its showy flower is often likened to a face. The central bouquet depicts the Viola tricolor, the wild pansy and an early variety of the garden pansy.

"Thoreau's Pansy"
Edition limited to 3,000 signed & numbered prints from the original watercolor.
Image size: 4-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Print Paper Size: 8" x 8"
Frame Size: 10" x 10"

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