Morris Trumpets
(day shift on overtime)
Mixed media: acrylics, ink,
bronzing powder on paper
and wood panel
30" x 24"
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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.
All images © Ron Orpitelli 2008