Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisianna, Flamingo, States of Grace. December 2017. In the States of Grace series, I illuminate the serenity I find in a suspended moment of light on graceful organic forms. Images are layered with color and texture to balance the real and imagined and printed with archival pigment ink on translucent vellum. White gold leaf is then hand-applied on verso to create a luminous surface and to suffuse the ephemeral subject with the spirituality and sanctity of the precious metal.