In Provence of Southern France
Snow-white almond flowers blossom freely
In the azure blue sky
In the light breeze, the branches swing
Flourishing and lively
In the early spring
Happiness quietly arrives
This artwork is inspired by Van Gogh’s painting “Almond Blossom” of 1890. (Licensing from Van Gogh Museum of Amsterdam) Van Gogh’s brother Theo told Van Gogh in a letter that his nephew was born and named him Vincent Willem. Van Gogh got so excited after finding this out that he decided to create a painting. It was to be hung in Theo’s room to salute his son’s birth. The almond tree always blossoms in February as to announce the coming of spring and to represent the birth of a new life.