One of my former students Barbara Tylka was kind enough to share a photo of this piece created following her class at Houston International 2012. Per Barbara :"It is based on
a picture I took of some overblown tulips: though "past their prime" I
found them beautiful. Given that these tulips were growing in the
courtyard of the nursing home where my grandmother was living the last
year of her life with advanced dementia made their beauty especiallypoignant to me.
Lovely Barbara... Thank You!