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40" h x 46"w oil, acrylic, rice paper, linoleum print, fabric on gesso board 2018-019 The mixed media paintings are the first of the flower paintings I made. The collage of fabric, against the painted trompe l'oeil “fabric”, relief print ink on paper windows and oil painted vase combine to make a composite “home”, mirroring my private life at the time where I felt displaced through a series of moves from state to state to follow work. The vase with flowers is a symbol of myself in an unfamiliar setting, not unlike the hand painted name tributes in the subsequent iterations of flower paintings, names of people whose lives took on a public identity as cultural influencers or agents of change. #saytheirname