Rings . 18x24 . 2006

(*shown in both normal light and blacklight)

An abstract interpretation of my engagement ring, which is made up of circular diamonds and circular prongs, but together looks like a myriad of possibilities. I refer to it as "my X ring," but others have said it's a star, a flower, and a butterfly (?). I was intrigued by the idea that although circles are a very simple, basic shape, it's possible to create many varied designs with them. I started this about a year earlier, but wasn't happy with how it was progressing. It actually started off as entirely yellow and orange. Though I've used UV reactive colors in most of my paintings, this was the first time I specifically painted with intention of how it would appear under UV light.