Some of Pat's Portraits
"The Last Grasp." (c) 2007. 47 3/8”W x 18 1/2”H. The woman is trying to learn about aging from the flower (flowers being a common metaphor for the stages of a woman’s life). The flower is jumping or flinging itself out of the vase. Is it a jump for freedom; a protest of being cut and put in a vase; idiocy? The woman considers the flower's dilemma and watches to see what will happen. Anyway, this is the story that ran around in my mind as I designed and wove it.