rose3.jpgrose3.jpgOK. Maybe a little gross, but what about a grub super-imposed over a rose? Would Blake approve? It’s not subtle, that’s certain. But does it illustrate Blake’s rose? No. There is more to Blake’s poem than a simple description of an insect consuming the petals of a flower.

What more does Blake want? We need decay. We need withering petals. We need mourning. OK. the first image I first created may be the better option. The statue mourning adds to the image. But it is not all this quilt needs. I need to consider. I need to dream. Any suggestions?