We look at a beautiful flower, but do we actually see it? Amalia Elena Veralli is a passionate visual explorer, and her photographs take us on an expedition into the remarkable structure of flowers. Whether observing the entire bloom or seeing into a flower’s core, Flowers by Amalia Elena Veralli reveals the incredible patterns, vaulted canopies, and spires that argue for nature’s place as Earth’s foremost architect.
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Flowers and Quotations in this edition include:
Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them
— A.A. Milne
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
— Helen Keller
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment
— Georgia O'Keefe
Flowers are the beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us
— Johann Von Goethe
Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms Without the aid of the seasons
— Kahlil Gibran
One of the attributes of the living God is beauty. Beauty leads us to him. We really cannot live without it.
— Roberta Ahmanson
Bread feeds the body indeed, but the flowers also feed the soul.
— The Koran
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be
mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
— Iris Murdoch
Where flowers bloom so does hope.
— Lady Bird Johnson
The Amen! of Nature is always a flower
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
Who would have thought it possible that a tiny little flower
could preoccupy a person so completely that there simply
wasn't room for any other thought.
— Sophie Schell
If seeds in the black earth can turn into such beautiful roses, what might not the heart of man become in its long journey toward the stars?
— G.K. Chesterton
About Photographer Amalia Veralli
A native New Yorker, Amalia Elena Veralli hascalled Vermont her home for more than 35years. Her photographic journey includes studyat the School of Visual Arts in New York City, theUniversity of Vermont and numerous workshopsand private study. She began her exploration inphotography while on a trip to Europe workingfor a student travel organization. Originally shefocused on black-and-white photography andprintmaking in her darkroom. She owned andoperated Warren Village Pottery for almost 30years, retiring in July 2005 to pursue her careerof professional fine art photography.Amalia has gained recognition in the world of photography.Vermont Life Magazine has included her images in many calendars.For several years her images were featured on the PotteryBarn’s Art to Collect site as limited edition, signed giclee prints.Several hotels offer her work as part of their décor, including theBellagio in Las Vegas, and she works with designers and architectsin providing framed original photographic art to corporate,commercial, healthcare and residential clients. Her work is inprivate collections throughout the northeast and framed photos aswell as an extensive collection of her images as cards are offeredat Artisans Gallery in Waitsfield, VT; Parade Gallery in Warren,VT and her home gallery. Her work is on permanent display atValley Medical Center in Waitsfield, VT, and in the corporateoffices of NRG Systems, Inc., Hinesburg, VT. “Amalia’s photosare breathtaking! They drew me in the moment I saw her work,”exclaimed Jan Blittersdorf, President/CEO, NRG Systems, Inc. “Sheachieves a level of color, clarity, and detail rarely seen in naturephotos. These photos are a glorious addition to our workplaceenvironment, adding a punch of color, and lots of interest from ouremployees and visitors.”Amalia has an eye for color and form. “I photograph my subjectsfrom nature; focusing on one part of a flower, a leaf, or an icecrystal. This focus allows me to explore the complexity, depth,and color of the form I am photographing,” she explains. She hasthe ability to see and capture images of flowers and other naturalforms in an intuitive way that reveals an inner, almost otherworldlydimension in her final prints. Her floral prints have been comparedto the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe.
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