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Fulton New York
Fine Art Photography
Philip Clift’s statement concerning his photograph entitled the Black Lily Once every summer, for a few brief days, a single water lily blossoms in my small backyard pond. A single lily floats amidst green leaves and gritty sandstone. The quiet air above the water is occasionally disturbed by the buzz of insects. I know that the lily will soon die. Yet, while it floats, it captures the sunlight, and reflects back to the sun, the yellow that it has absorbed. It lives within water and warmth, sun and air. For me, the transience of a single flower becomes a meditation on the nature of life. Three days later the lily is dead. I wait. I wonder what the photograph captured. How was I changed?