Prints by Russell Norberg
13 7/8" x 9 3/4"
"The subject of this painting, a spring
favorite, is the bloodroot flower. They and the hepatica are the earliest bloomers in this area of
Minnesota. I thought it fitting that they appear together in this composition with the blues of the
hepatica setting off the white of the bloodroots. The leaves of the bloodroot fold about the closing
petals almost like a clasping hand at night to protect them from frost and cold. The Native Americans
used the red juice of the roots as a dye."
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