A SENSE OF
Patricia Schuver grew up with art around her most of her life. Having an engineer as well as an artist for a father, the creativity and desire extended further back with her grandfather, also an artist who was also very intrigue with photography.
One exciting Christmas morning, with Patricia still being very young, her grandfather surprised her with a camera. But it wasn’t until her 40s where she actually began her journey into the world of photography. One afternoon wondering through yard sales, she sees an AF Canon, and buys it.
Patricia’s mother always said; having flowers on the table always gave a sense of well-being, so for Patricia, buying flowers for her table was the next best thing to taking photos of them, when having to move away from their country home to the city, enabled her to do.
A point-and-shoot Pentax camera came as another Christmas gift where she soon began taking close-up shots of the nuances in the anatomy of flowers through the sunlight on her table.
The love for flowers and photography cemented her forever. In 2012 she retired and bought a DLSR Canon. The rest is history.
“I decided that if I could paint that flower on a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty” she reminisces the quote from the famous artist, Georgia O'Keefe.
Patricia felt that photography of flowers provided the same ability to show off their beauty, especially with close-ups.
“Please enjoy my photos of flowers and may they bring you a sense of well-being”.
- Patricia Schuver
Jasmine flowers are used in worship, weddings as well as in religious and festival ceremonies. Jasmine is used as one of the main ingredient in perfumes.
It is believed that rose were grown in all the earlier civilizations of temperate latitudes from at least 5000 years ago. Records exist of roses being grown Chinese and Greek gardens from at least 500 B.C.
Jasmin contains over 200 species. Jasmin is Persian or old French meaning-Gift from God. I call this flower Ian’s love because my grandson Ian, picked it for his mum.
Tulips produce one flower per stem and comes in a variety of colors
Purple is often associated with royal magic mystery and piety
Peaches and Green
Lily-There are many species of the lily such as Trumpets and Tiger Lilies.
The lily is a perennial and grows quite tall. Peach lilies represent immortality in Chinese civilization.
Narcissus-Daffodil or Jonquil, medicinally and botanically known in the ancient civilization. In the west Narcissus is perceived as a symbol of vanity, in the east a symbol of wealth and in Persia the symbol of beautiful eyes.
THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
The language of flowers sometimes called floriography, is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers.
Meaning has been attributed to flowers for thousands of years, and some form of floriography has been practiced in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Interest in floriography soared inVictorian England and in the United States during the 19th century.
Gifts of blooms, plants, and specific floral arrangements were used to send a coded message to the recipient, allowing the sender to express feelings which could not be spoken aloud in Victorian society.
Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small "talking bouquets", called nosegays or tussie-mussies, which could be worn or carried as a fashion accessory.