Lately I have been creating paintings to pair with certain pieces of my 3d works. In this example, the original “Sage” is kneeling, close to the earth, in a position of gratitude and humbleness. The 3d piece embodies the plant and its healing properties while the painting represents the human form of Sage. I started with a tracing of his shadow which rose to a standing position as he rises up into the night. This is one piece where it felt right to add details to the face. This pair is the first of 12 that I’m working on for an exhibit to be held at Place des Arts in March, 2010.