|Bouquet 1, mixed media 55½ x 36 in. 2013|
I have begun a diptych with two paper panels the same size as the drawing above. I burned several holes into the interiors of the papers as well as around the edges. I am planning to draw the thistles leaves much larger, more like the dimensions of the leaves in the foreground of "Bouquet 1." I want them to seems as if they are gesturing towards the viewer.
Today I began cutting thin plywood forms for the next thistle-like panel construction. I intend to build it so that parts of the construction protrude four or five inches from the wall and cast a variety of interesting shadows.