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Tending (Fleurs de Clair 28)

Oil (includes semi-precious Lapis Lazuli, Rhodonite, Turquoise) and ink on Cotton paper over Linen

9" x 8"


We are whole.  We forgot.  We looked over there. Now we are here.


Welcome to the next incarnation of my Imaginary Flowers series: 


Fleurs de Clair 


Inspired by Drag culture, this series of paintings suggests that we are safe to be who we want to be and create ourselves completed.  They include oil paints made from pure, crushed semi-precious stones which gives these diminutive, fine art works another exquisite layer of experience.


The preceding series (Imaginary Flowers) was created during the pandemic shutdown.  After losing access to my studio, the materials were limited to what was available at home:  watercolors, inks, paper etc.  Something amazing began to happen during the making of these w