“When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.”
Ann de Avila - Mom
Ol Blue Eyes
"24 Roses" - This is a very special Fractal/Abstract image to me. Lots of meaning.
For 7 years of my life, I was a religious (Nun) and grew very close to some of the saints. My favorite of all time is St. Therese of Lisieux. Her symbol is a rose and I've always had a real affinity for this special flower - mainly because it was one of her endearing symbols. When I created this initial fractal, it felt like I could imagine roses there. So I started creating and lo and behold, I saw the shape of some of the holes and it reminded me of a veil. My heart was already in St. Therese's court at this point ...I then decided to sublimate a larger rose and a picture of Therese I had done. The roses bring out her veil. Look closely at the center and you should catch her very sublimated gaze and a sweet, protective smile. Another very special fact is that the number of roses - 24 - signify the age she was when she passed. I believe it is no coincidence. So sweet of Therese. She always makes herself known. <3 She is answering special prayers.
On the sublimated Therese in the image is text that goes around her silhouette that says:
“When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens, I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth.”