Mary G.L. Hood, Still Life with Poinsettias
Hood's still life conveys her love of color and texture. The plants near the table's edge converge into abstract spaces of vibrant colors and painterly brushwork. The setup consists of potted poinsettias, a large pinecone, a dinner bell, and a bowl of fruit with sheets of deep blue tissue paper. Hood's instructor, Arthur B. Carles, often used florist's tissue paper in the still life arrangements he made for his classes.