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Return of the Alchemist
First painting of the Anthrobotanical Portrait series
18 inches x 12 inches
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Signature date: 10.1.06

Portrait of the speculative architect, Bruce Gemmell, incorporating a paper wasp's nest, garlic scapes, ginseng, seashell, and antique Japanese silk kimono. Composed during a several month period spanning emotional upheaval through recovery, the picture chronicles the many personalities and characters that emerged, then coalesced, into a single image which conjures the presence of the entire journey and subsequent emerge of a new identity.

all text and images Berwald Oriental Art and Julie Rauer

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