P.S. (June 2nd) A friend of mine thought this looked scary and that she didn't understand art.
Here were my thoughts back to her, which I suppose is how I look at art, in general: "No worries. Either a piece speaks to you or it doesn't. (-: With art, you may think, does it intrigue me? Does it make you think of a possible story behind it? It could be a young girl flirting with her boyfriend behind those flowers--see the little red lips? In a way they look like they could be coyly smiling. Maybe SHE is the one who is scared. Or, maybe it could be a reminder that in all things, there is a light and a dark side (hmmm, sounds like Star Wars), life and death. The juxtapostion sharpening the sweetness of those things that are good. On the other hand, it could just be scary to you, in which case, you might like the next thing.