Branches culled from a Chinese Empress Tree at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens support a network of fragile webs. A surreal landscape is created by a discordant superimposition of scales, where the delicate interiors enlarge to overwhelm and capture the otherwise more powerful forms of the pods themselves.
6.875″ x 13.25″
Watercolor and graphite on paper
July 19, 2004
Each custom made, museum quality Japanese wood frame has been further enhanced with an undercoating of purple clay, with an overlay of hand-gilded, silver leaf, which covers the entire front of the frame, including the inset double-beveled edge. Original, watercolor paintings “float” within each frame, in classic spatial proportions, and are mounted on archival mats, with organic wheat paste, and covered with UV protected glass.