Spring Awakening - acrylic on wood 2015. I finally painted this thing I thought of last spring. I have to photograph this properly sometime. I painted it with pink pearl iridescent paint so it doesn’t photograph well and looks better in person. The first painting in a lifelong series. My awakening. The flowers are Trillium and grow in the forest where I grew up in upstate New York. Growing up everyone thought they were endangered and illegal to pick (common mistake but not true). When was your spring awakening? When did you “see” for the first time?