March 31, 2006
Nylon Magazine asked me to interpret the color, pink, for an article about this much beloved hue.

> graphite on bond.

After a few thumbnails, a strange flutist appeared in the petals of a flower.

> blue pencil and white acrylic on Rives BFK, approx. 15 x 20".

While making this piece, I was thinking of Giuseppe Castiglione, a Italian missionary who lived in China and became famous for combining eastern and western pictorial convention and technique to great effect -- his work has the elegance and graceful composition of traditional chinese scroll painting, but also the chiascuro and foreshortening of the old masters.

> photoshop CS, 9 x 11" @ 500 dpi.

And after some machinations on the computer and beyond, we have a sickly sweet confection, a polished, pink stone.