Over a year ago, I was approached by Vickie Goodhart
about having my work shown in her gallery. She suggested that
people would be most interested in the ironwork in Lexington.
I traveled to Lexington a number of times to look at the gates
and admire the scenery. I created twenty papercuttings, and eight
watercolor postcards for this exhibition. The papercuttings are
mostly of gates from The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery
and details from the ornate fences there. I also did some papercuttings
of gates in town. Many of the papercuttings have black onyx cabochons,
faceted black jets, and 23K gold leaf adornments. Some are on
more than one level. The postcards are what I saw walking around
the charming town. I painted them, wrote messages on the back,
then mailed them back to Staunton. I took a photo of the backs
which shows the message and the Lexington postmark.