Here is the final piece for the abstract show at the Portage Hill Gallery. The opening is August 13th from 7-9. This was one of those pieces that came together after some things went wrong. I loved this big branch, but the shadow box I built for it began to bow out, as the sides were so tall, once I started to collage on them. So I decided to add the grommets, raffia, beads and bones to the front to bring it back to squarish, and hopefully any remaining distortion looks deliberate now, not accidental. Then as I was getting ready to assemble it I broke one of the smaller branches, I really needed it intact, so I glued it together then wrapped it with two different colours of papyrus and some turquoise-y cotton thread strung with tiny beads. I liked the way it looked so I added a few more branch wraps, basically again to cover my mistake! I love the blue eggshells, lined with a white mulberry or white lace paper, I think they look ephemeral and delicate. This was just much easier for me, I am at home in this colour palette and the elements were easy to tie together when I wasn’t fighting with colour too.