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Diamond Betty
Etching on BFK Rives White 270 grs.
Image Size: 24" x 18"   ;    Paper Size: 34" x 26"
Edition of 55
Artist Notes:
"She enjoyed all the finer 'things' in life associated with 'good taste'. She had style, grace and elegance with a touch of the rascal, which
facilitated her ability to charm when she flashed those baby blues. The finer things also included good food and the experience of
cooking it, a child's giggle, a moment of honesty between strangers, par on the course, a good joke, respecting another's opinion, a
flower. The Asian Cymbidium flower depicted in this painting was part of history even before the establishment of Western Civilization.
Yet even today, it's recognized as a symbol of elegance, virtue and friendship. As in ancient times, the Cymbidium is considered a gift of
respect, a gift I give to respect the memory of Betty, my mom, who taught me to appreciate the finer simplicities of life."
Patricia Laspino
About the Orchid:
Orchids have been an object of desire for thousands of years, with a rich cultural history that spans the globe. Some of the earliest
references to orchids in art and literature can be traced back at least 2,500 years, with the earliest written records dating from the time of
Confucius around 500 BC. The Asian Cymbidium flower depicted in this painting was part of history even before the establishment of
Western Civilization. Today, it's recognized as a symbol of elegance, virtue and friendship. As in ancient times, the Cymbidium is
considered a gift of respect. I believe exploring ancient attitudes about orchids and their function, through the lens of art and culture, may
shed some light on the present power orchids have on us - a power I believe can transform our future in terms of global stewardship.