Floral designer Diane Makgill created this design inspired by Jacob Lawrence's painting "Forward" at

the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA). The floral arrangement was featured at the 2021 Art in Bloom

exhibit at NCMA. Makgill said the chains suspended below the bouquet of flowers represent her Quaker 

heritage of "making quilts for enslaved people navigating the Underground Railroad." According to Makgill,

Harriet Tubman, pictured in Lawrence's famous work said "reaching freedom was like reaching heaven."

Makgill said her floral design "reaches upward" to symbolize this theme. 


Also on the homepage this month:  

"Eaglemania" by Julie Z. Russo @ 2021 All rights reserved. 

"Independence Day" and "Alexandria Harbor" by Anabel Russo, acrylic on paper @ 2021 All rights reserved.