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Anne Appleby


I paint plant cycles because they reflect most other life cycles. To recognize beauty requires a state of consciousness that enables us to step outside ourselves for a moment into collective openness and grace. Often the richness of the world precludes that experience. We live in a fast paced and hectic society; we are often in cars and constantly looking at electronic media.

Occasionally we may come upon a flower or a cloud or another human being and, seeing the beauty, enter into that openness. Beauty has a fleeting quality, a palpable fragility.