Spring is in the Air: "Flowers for Lisa"

The book Flowers for Lisa: A Delirium of Photographic Invention was born from a photograph that the well-known photographer Abelardo Morell took of flowers for his wife Lisa's birthday. Photography had given the flowers an almost immortal character, enough to stimulate the artist and encourage him to continue in an artistic project that represented still life with an inventive touch. This book starts from the work on flowers and comes to deal with the great themes of life such as love, jealousy, hatred, geometry, sex, the passage of time and death. "Lisa McElaney and I have been together since we were 20 and 28 respectively. My relationship with her is at the center of my life as a man and as an artist. Our love for each other - in any weather - founds my determination to be hopeful and vital, even when I feel challenged to do it. She is always my first audience and I count on her eyes to see things that sometimes I do not see," wrote Abelardo Morell.