The passionflower vine (Passiflora incarnata), also known as purple passionflower or Maypop, is a native of the Southeast. It blooms generously, and its unusual flowers are attractive to the eye and irresistible to bumble bees and butterflies (it’s a host plant for the Variegated Fritillary butterfly). It was supposedly given its name by Spanish missionaries who found in its floral structure an allusion to the passion of Christ. Perhaps this was the effort of well-intentioned monks to distract their converts from the sensual allure of the flower?
About the Edition
These images are produced in an unlimited edition of archival pigment prints, photographed and printed by the artist. All images are printed on acid free art paper and framed using museum quality conservation materials, including UV filtering non-glare acrylic. The color of the wooden frame is soft white.
5" x 5" image on a 9" x 9" sheet
Frame outside edge 10.25" x 10.25"