Sunday, February 5, 2012

Work in Progress

One of the several projects in progress in my studio is a series about memory loss. This piece is unfinished, but so far includes screen print, hand printing, drawing and encaustic.

The primary visual element is a dying poinsettia, used symbolically. During what would be my Mom's last holiday season, I gave her a huge red poinsettia. She loved it and thanked me for it daily. It always puzzled me - she never forgot who gave it to her but could never remember if she'd acknowledged the gift.


  1. Oh, Annie. Poignant even if we didn't know the motivation. And the postmark - evokes a point in time and messages between people. Beautiful.

    I think her repeated acknowledgment shows how important gratitude was for her.

  2. I really like the idea of layers for this piece and what it represents. It's very thought provoking.