Mayapples © Suzanne Mouton Riggio

Mayapples © Suzanne Mouton Riggio

Artist statement: Our West Virginia mountain had trees and trails. In Spring, a vast ROOT network came to life, sending up canopies of mayapples over the trails. Each 12-inch parasol-shaped leaf sheltered a creamy flower and later a mayapple. What joy to walk down those green trails.

Mayapples (detail) © Suzanne Mouton Riggio

Mayapples (detail) © Suzanne Mouton Riggio