This extraordinary lady is a Patron Hallow of Key West, inspired by the glowing night colors of the island. Her robe is deep orange printed in metallic silver ink that catches the light, revealing a beautifully intricate pattern of fan coral. More fan coral appears in the moon behind her, as well as on her blue gown. She is attended by two rare Miami Blue butterflies.
This is a collage of original handmade screen prints and cut paper. Several years ago, I began a series of original art called "The 60 Year Project", featuring portraits of elder citizens, all at least 60 years of age to draw attention to issues of ageism and to highlight the beauty inherent in growing older. I received an award from The Puffin Foundation LTD for my artwork, and have had the honor of exhibiting internationally. These newest collages were made while I was an Artist in Residence at The Studios of Key West in the Spring of 2021.