When I started adding squiggles and "strings" to the surface of my paintings in 2010, I didn't notice that the apparently accidental forms are actually all "goddess symbols" from older cultures. "Goddess symbols" actually refers to symbols for the feminine aspects of life, the universe,
and individuals. This portrait of the Nurse Diana, Unit Manager was painted from a sitting in 2012.
Realizing that the gold leafed squiggles were these "goddess symbols", I changed her gaze. Now she is looking back at the viewer.