Artist Statement:

Ranunculus, Wither

There is a natural beauty enhanced in the process of aging.
As the ruffled edges fade, the translucency allows us to see through the delicate flower petals.
In the creation of my book the use of handmade papers and silk naturally connect with the delicate floral subject.
In the “Inside/Outside” Collective exhibition I’ve selected three images to be viewed outside of the handmade book, Ranunculus, Wither.

Barbara Beck
"Last Dance""Victorian Fade""Ranunculus, 2021""Ranunculus Wither" handmade book