A while back, I posted a picture of this little piece and reported that my husband and son didn't know what it was, guessing "leaves". When asked why the leaves were purple, they were stumped.
More recently, we saw this Matisse painting in an exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Me: David, do you know what kind of flowers those are?
Me: Bob, do you know what kind of flowers those are?
Bob: No. (After walking across the room and peering at the label) Lilacs!
So there you have it. I'm not comparing myself to Matisse, but isn't it odd? Same flower, same lack of recognition.
Do you think it would have helped if I'd put my lilacs in a vase? Or added a label?
And on a totally unrelated note, don't forget the Interpret This reveals beginning today. Mine will be up Monday afternoon.