A Fascination with the Toxic

Calla Lily, 1925, Imogen Cunningham. Source: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Growing up in a tiny rural town on the southern coast of the Dominican Republic, meant that I was always surrounded by trees, shrubs and flowers.  I grew up with my feet firmly planted on the ground (literally) anxiously looking after our banana, lime, pomegranate, cherry, guava and coconut trees. Flowers like hibiscus, passion flowers, fragrant white oleanders and calla lilies nurtured sweet and colorful memories of my homeland.

TO CONTINUE READING THIS POST, PLEASE HEAD OVER TO “Words + Images” WHERE I HAVE BEEN INVITED BY MY FRIEND CYNTHIA TO WRITE ABOUT MY FASCINATION WITH THE CALLA LILY.

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