Photographer Marilyn Cornwell remembers being in a production of James Reaney‘s play Colours in the Dark and being inspired by the line “A flower is a star”:
I was a student at Brock University from 1969-73 in the English Department with a Theatre Major in the Drama Division. I became familiar with James Reaney’s work at Brock, as the Drama Division was very committed to Canadian playwrights. In 1970, I was in a production of Colours in the Dark mounted by the Drama Division.
When I photographed this clematis, I immediately thought of that simple but powerful line in Colours in the Dark – A flower is a star. This image is my visual version of his metaphor. I named it as a tribute to him and his work.
Thank you, Marilyn, for sharing your memory of the play and your beautiful photo.