Opium

Inspired by my mother’s bottle of perfume that I broke as a child: Opium by Yves Saint Laurent.

The idiomatic expression in English “pipe dream”, comes from the hallucinations people had in opium dens. It means “an unattainable or fanciful hope or scheme.”

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Joe Graziano:

Oh my! How sensual and concise!

 

The Terracotta General – 2013

In honor of my parent’s visit to Shanghai and Beijing this spring, I painted my mother’s favorite part of the trip; the terracotta army. The background was doused with tea and coffee.

The Terracotta General, 2013

The Terracotta General, 2013