11" x 14"
a long hiatus, I revisited my collage technique. In this painting, I
originally intended to collage some luna moth wings I had. As I was
working, particles of the wings would periodically flake off. Each
time, I filled the resulting window with a color. The wings became a
progressive mask--in both senses of the word. The scratch in the torso
occurred when I laid down the delicate tissue paper image...that
"accident" became the connection for the entire painting, hence the
I am most pleased with the
contrasts in this piece: the colorlessness of the very solid/real
torso, the colorfulness of the insubstantial wings. I think that the
metamorphic relationship of the real and the spiritual are why this
work appeals to so many who see it.