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Colour Story: Orchid | Deiji Studios

An orchid blooms, its soft petals outstretch. Like sleepy arms pushing beyond pillows and warm sheets in the morning sun. Once consumed by ancient Romans as an aphrodisiac, the orchid embodies softness and sensuality, a rare and captivating beauty.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confucius wrote of his admiration of the orchid; its graceful resilience in merciless environments. Growing wildly and releasing their fragrance, even with no-one nearby to appreciate it.

 

Georgia O’Keeffe depicted the orchid’s delicate and striking beauty in Narcissa's Last Orchid, 1940. O’Keeffe likened perceiving a flower to nurturing a friendship: "Still—in a way— nobody sees a flower—really—it is so small—we haven’t time— and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time."

Blushed, fleshy and pure, the orchid’s bloom is known far and wide, a flower of many faces. Gentle and enigmatic, cheeks of a rose to lips of crimson pink.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 / Maria Baza in the Away Dress Orchid // Xanthea // Tabatha Turner // Deiji Studios outtake // Orchids For Everyone (1910) // Fjura /

 

 

 

Written by Annie Jenkins for Deiji Studio’s Field Notes


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