Morris Lanterns
acrylics and inks on wood panel
24" x 18"
Inspired by wonderful botanical prints from the studios of English
designer William Morris, this piece explores using similar patterns but
making them visually come alive off of their two-dimensional plane.  
Aging techniques were added to add gravity and history to the image.  
And of course my love for visual jokes is evident in these illuminated
"Chinese Lantern" blossoms.
© Ron Orpitelli 2004