Happy and the Eclipse, 2021

paper, coloured pencils, ink, holes, 19 x 24 inches.

Fifteen years ago, I made a dark green splotch on this very special paper and decided I didn’t like it, though I did like the colour.  I then coloured other things on top of this paper in bright sunshine yellow, so there were lots of weird marks and it was even worse.  I looked at this paper for years, not knowing how to salvage it.  In the end, I decided that a field of flowers was the best solution.  The green splotch became the moon and the arbitrary marks became the centers of the flowers. I wanted the flowers to be the only subject, so I cut out the background. Now they are floating in space like real flowers.