Morris Lanterns
acrylics and inks
on wood panel
24" x 18"
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Inspired by wonderful
botanical prints from the
studios of English designer
William Morris, this piece
explores using similar
patterns but making them
visually come alive off of their
two-dimensional plane.  
Aging techniques were
added to add gravity and
history to the image.  And of
course my love for visual
jokes is evident in these
illuminated "Chinese
Lantern" blossoms.
© Ron Orpitelli 2004
© Ron Orpitelli 2004