POTD: Spent Beauty #40

Spent Beauty #40
Cochise Stronghold, Arizona
2020

In this ongoing Spent Beauty series of images I have tried to convey the idea that withered leaves and stems, dried flower heads, seedpods and fallen flower petals of dead and dying plants can contain elements of beauty much as live plants do. Perhaps decaying yuccas such as this one challenge that notion. Or perhaps they are just illustrative of the idea that artistic merit isn’t necessarily limited to classical ideas of beauty. If it has meaningful visual impact then it must be art?