About this work

Merrillium trovatum

Oil on canvas
56 x 66 in.

Excerpt from "Declaration Day"
by James Merrill

I open before you
the time of the cuckoo
the vision of the dew
the white when the day is new
the brightness it passes through
the shadow it turns into
at the hour of the echo
from behind the mountain

The artist named the painting for James Merrill, and chose this poem to accompany the painting in the book Another Language of Flowers (New York: George Braziller 1998).

In her own words...