Several weeks ago I purchased calla lilies as models for some drawing I was doing. As is my habit, I left them in the studio for way too long, and they died. As I was transporting them to the garbage, however, a leaf fell onto my drawing table, and I was inspired! A new body of work is emerging now, and the relationship between the shape and feel of the bird skins and dead leaves is really speaking to me. They both represent beauty in death, and the fragile state of life for me.