The iris blossom freely and wildly
Flourishing, splendid, and tranquil
The patterns of these gorgeous flowers are strong and powerful
As the waves of the eternal blue and deep ocean
This inspiration comes from Van Gogh’s 1890 painting “Irises”. (Licensing from Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam) With mental illness, Van Gogh was hospitalized in the French rest home Saint-Rémy in 1889 and depended on creation to help control his condition. The painting was done during this period and inspired by the blossoming irises in the hospital garden. Every iris in the painting has its unique style, rich color and strong contoured lines, all expressing the artist’s deep passion and the designer’s unique talents.