Ponies, Lacquerware and Brushes, a photograph by Dustan Osborn

Peonies, Lacquerware and Brushes

Dustan Osborn

Photograph: Printed on Baryta Rag Paper

17 x 22 inches

Not for Sale

Chehalis, Washington

 

Peonies, one of the oldest cultivated flowers, have been grown in China from Neolithic times. Luoyang, the Han Dynasty capital, has grown peonies for at least 2,000 years. Located in north central China at the confluence of the Luo and Yellow Rivers, the city is located on the sunny (yang) side of the river and prides itself with its yearly peony festival. No matter the harshness of winter, peonies are the harbingers of better times, with beauty, color and hope.