36 x 23.5 inch canvas with a 2 3/8 inch black and golden custom painted frame. It is a gesso and acrylic mixed media piece with handmade magazine origami hearts and gold leafing. Completed November 16, 2012.

This is another addition to the Paper Hearts collection. It was inspired by another piece I previously made as a present for my younger sister’s birthday. This piece is a similar but much larger version of the “For Laura” painting. Each origami heart is hand painted before being attached to the canvas. After all the layers of painting are done, another layer of gold leafing is added. The curve of the paper hearts draws the viewer’s eyes from the top to the bottom of the piece. The frame is painted to match the colors of the painting itself.