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Of Quill and Ink
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
A Cloistered Fount
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
A Whispered Invitation
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2011
Through the Valley
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2011
A Quiet Request
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2011
A Gentle Approach
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2011
Silken Nectar
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2010
Satin Flow
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2010
In Love's Pavilion
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
At Love's Altar
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
A Delicate Flower
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2010
Secret Garden
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches
2010
A Divine Interlude
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
The Achievement of Grace
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
An Intimate Harbor
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
The Aperture of Bliss
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
A Delicate Condition
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
The Course of Nature
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2012
A Curious Development
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2011
A Portal of Anticipation
acrylic, ink, watercolor, & lace transfer on paper.
15 x 15 inches.
2011

This body of work, inspired by the birth of my son, explores the complications of love, pleasure, and the act of creation – literal and metaphorical, biological and artistic.

Pollinating birds and bees suggestively interact with abstractions derived from decorative patterns of antique marriage certificates – a union of instinctive desire with cultural expectations of formalized relationships. These crisply painted elements are layered over digital transfers of the chemical synthesis of progesterone (the “pregnancy hormone” necessary for healthy fetal development, and a major ingredient in many forms of birth control). These images are further layered over manipulated lace patterns found on internet photographs of lingerie and wedding dresses – mechanized patterns that, like lace itself, exist simultaneously to display and obscure.