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Orpheus’ Orchid, 2011, Watercolor & Archival Digital Print on Paper, 47 x 36 inches An unfettered orchid floats in the space of a glass house lit from the upper right, leaving the area below deep in shadows. The composition was influenced by the myth of Orpheus, who went to the underworld seeking to release his wife's from the dead through his musical talent. He lost her irrevocably by failing to obey Hades condition that he must not look back to see if she was following until they had reached the world of the light.