by Danny Garrett
Princess April is all alone in the Great World. The opening illumination, a heart, sort of mitigates this situation and offers forth some graphic hope.
The blue butterfly appears as the succeeding illumination, and here we get not only a full top-down view of the butterfly, but it is semiotically angled toward the heart, as if in supplication to its beating. The third illumination on this page is brilliant. It is a warm and earth-colored painting of a gently curled sprig with flowers. I just love this particular image.
The bottom half of the page yields three more illuminations, the first of which is a trinity itself – that of posies. “Princess” receives its usual coronet. The final image is also brilliant. It is a small illumination of a cat’s ear – April’s next sleeping chamber.