floating flower bowl

I’ve always loved the look of blossoms floating in a bowl of water. Late last fall, my friend Ann took a number of stunning photos of dahlias that planted themselves in my brain.

These floating flower bowls/dishes eventually grew out of a series of word associations inspired by both of these concepts:

Dahlias, floating flowers, water flowers, lilly, lotus …
Bowl of water, color of water, water ripples, …