In The Weeds
48 in x 48in, oil, acrylic, ink and graphite on canvas
Three long-legged Queen Anne’s lace rest on the left side of this large-scale neutral painting as they slowly turn to seed so as to start life once again. They sit within a field of high grass protected from fertilization and outside developments. Free range and among other natural weeds, they live as a host plant for the eastern black swallowtail caterpillars, many butterflies, adult bees and other beneficial insects that utilize the flower’s nectar to flourish and give back life and color to our natural surroundings.