Carolyn Adams

Spider Lily

Chalk Pastels on Pastel Card Paper, 8″ x 10″

Artist Statement

When my parents moved into the house my dad built for them in Houston, Texas in 1948, my Mother went to the bayou down the road and dug bulbs of the native spider lilies growing there.  The lilies thrived in the yard, and I transplanted some of them in the yard of my own Houston home in 2000. In 2017, my husband and I left Texas for Oregon, a move that left behind everything and everyone I knew. I’ve grown to love it here, but I do miss my home state. So I am drawing portraits of my photographs of my favorite Texas flowers. This spider lily is the first of that series.

Carolyn Adams’ poetry and art have been published in the pages and on
the covers of The Hunger Journal, Steam Ticket, Apercus Quarterly,
and Jenny Magazine, among others. She has authored four
chapbooks, with one being a collection of her collage art, entitled What Do You See?

A Song for Carolyn

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