Prints by Russell Norberg

Early Risers


13 7/8" x 9 3/4"

Early Risers

"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."
-Russell Norberg

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