Morris Trumpets (day shift on overtime)
Mixed media: acrylics, ink, bronzing powder on paper and wood panel
30" x 24"

This piece marks a return to a favorite inspiration: botanical print patterns from the studios of English Art Nouveau designer William Morris. My "wallpaper" pattern brings to life a thicket of trumpet blossoms in evening light. A day shift of bumblebees (in approved Occupational and Safety Administration ear protection headgear) is working overtime to meet ambitious honey production quotas.