This semester started with a longing to go back to a kind of lightheartedness that occupied my work before I started this abstract project this year. I looked back at my portfolios from the last 3 years and started to think up of ways to turn this into subversion. So I started doing research. My increasing interest in geometric shapes somehow led me to toile de jouy. Hmm...hunting scenes, lovers picnicing, grecian odes to life and art, I can see how this could be turned upside down and inside out! So I started with a green diamond pattern (what's left of it can be seen in the middle to upper parts of the painting) but then as I started my markmaking, I felt trapped by the representational nature of this subversive transformation and opted out of it.