This piece was created especially for the Beautiful Bizarre curated show, "Heart's Blood," at the Haven Gallery in Northport, NY, in fall of 2017. The theme of the show was Oscar Wilde's poignant and lyrical tale, "The Nightingale and the Rose," a story I'd love since childhood, as it happened.
A centerpiece for the show was a short film version of the story, featuring the work of Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton. Inspiring and entrancing! Made me think on things I would love to do, though when and how I know not. I found the videos about the film and its creation fascinating. Here's one of them:
(So sorry to have been absent from my own site so much, my friends! I've been over on -- yes -- social media, and going through a measure of chaos in life, but I am back! I will catch up to my absent self here...)