Tulip: deep affection
While different colors are interpreted into different meanings, tulips represent a deep romance and affection. Their velvety centers are seen as the heart being submerged in and overwhelmed by passion. Tulips have also been linked to romance by a Turkish legend telling of forbidden love between a prince and princess.
This print is part of the Language of Flowers Series:
The idea of flowers with meanings started in the Victorian era when proper etiquette dictated it was uncouth to blatantly express your true emotions. I was instantly intrigued and enamored with the idea of flowers holding secret meanings. It felt magical and special. Most visual representations lean Victorian in aesthetic, but I was excited to bring this concept to life in a modern yet nostalgic way.