Original Art - Chasing Syringa
8 x 10
Acrylic on Gesso Treated Archaic Canvas
A hint of her upon the breeze floating through your window, yet only to last for a moment before her petals brown and cover the ground beneath your feet. Longing for the moment to witness her beauty once again.
The story of lilac, according to Greek mythology, begins with a beautiful nymph named Syringa (lilac's botanical name). Captivated by her beauty, Pan, the god of the forests and fields, chased Syringa through the forest. Frightened by Pan's affections, Syringa escaped him by turning herself into an aromatic bush – the flower we now refer to as lilac