Mayapples and Synchronous Fireflies


In this watercolor, gouache, and pen botanical design, patterns of foliage and light overlap. The blue and indigo shapes suggest the umbrella-like leaf shapes of Tennessee native woodland plant, the Mayapple. In this piece, the Mayapples are in bloom with their ghostly, pale blossoms suggesting the first rites of summer. The golden circles of light that bob and weave across the composition are inspired by the display of synchronous fireflies. These insects’ summer mating rituals take the form of spectacularly coordinated light shows and are only to be found in the dark, untouched forested parts of the Appalachians.



Archival giclée print on artist-quality, cold-press watercolor paper.

Print size: Width 20″ X Height 20″

Your selection will be professionally printed from the primary art studio of Annie Rochelle in Knoxville, TN. Artworks are shipped only after being inspected for quality, hand gilded, and signed by the artist. Please allow for ample time (up to 30 days) for fulfillment.