During the cold months, there is a place to go, where the growth is tended inside glass walls. What you tend grows.
This blooming painting of the orchid room is composed of 12 layers of clear epoxy and pigment to create a slightly three-dimensional painting of boisterous color and joy.
The hard epoxy gives the painting surface a high gloss.
Measures 32" x 38"
Ready to Hang
Resin layered painting on canvas
Earlier this winter, a friend suggested I take a botanical drawing class held at the Smith College Green House. I had visited the greenhouse multiple times as a Smith undergrad (2002 - 2006), but somehow, over the decade, had forgotten this sanctuary existed.
The green house has become a space for me this winter -- a representation of the heart -- it's vitality dependent upon deliberate and consistent tending.
Winter’s dull palette is caught ablaze here: the color palette celebrating a bright and balmy reprieve. The paint strokes are immediate and bold, mirroring the passion and freedom experienced by the heart when it is tended to with tenderness and deliberation.