In early spring in Appalachia trillium, or birthroot are the first flowers to push through the underbrush in the forest. They unfold as the snow is melting. They are understated and brief, coming and going in a week or two. The herald new beginnings, birth, and rebirth. This is a collection of collages made with that in mind. After a cold time there is a time when nature rebalances.
Birthroot [ burth-root, -root ] noun – also called birthwort, purple trillium. a trillium, Trillium erectum, the roots of which were formerly used in medicine as an astringent.