Copyright 2013. Acrylic on canvas. Beauty and diversity are inextricably intertwined. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in nature. Just consider the diverse colors and species of butterflies, birds, flowers, trees or any other flora or fauna to appreciate the staggering breadth and depth of beauty and diversity that exists within nature. While on the surface Spring Bouquet suggests the sight of a bouquet of flowers (or even fields of flowers seen from above), it is a visual meditation on the beauty and diversity not only of nature but of the human race. As such, the piece’s aim is to help each of us appreciate our own beauty while at the same time relativizing our own personhood by putting each of us in our proper place – a singular object of beauty amongst an amazing diversity of the same.