Botanical 1, 2016, 8.5” x 11”, Oil, acrylic, pencil on wood, glass and paper.
Each shadow box is custom made before I paint the frame, both sides of the glass and the interior surfaces. A central perspectival point radiates in colors and pattern that draw the multiple surfaces together. The botanical figures are painted from specimens that come from my sister, Nora, who dried and shipped them to me in books. We once painted blue botanicals for a great artist; these paintings commemorate that period of our lives. These paintings represent a collectivity. They are a prayer.