'Seven's Lace' was a fascinating first challenge for me as far as executing such detailed lace shadows. It was not only necessary to keep the shadow shapes organized, but then accounting for the curves as well as the direction the shadow was cast and therefore needed to bleed out, really made for an incredible study of light on the form.
I have included elements of aerosol with found-object stenciling as well as gold leafing the rescinding leaves. 'Seven's Lace' is about the tender embrace of these seven nasturtium flowers and the delicate feeling of warmth and light mixed with lace upon the skin. With this angle and pose I am giving the viewer an opportunity to share this sensitive and surreal space with my muse, and I hope my audience will feel at home to step right in.
oil on linen mounted on hard wood
12 x 18 inches