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In this series I tried to capture the essence of blossoms.  The image is abstracted from nature.  As the pattern developed I began thinking about the pointillists.  They were a group of painters who began a new technique of painting after science discovered how the human eye actually perceives color.  The rods and cones in our eyes perceive color differently.  If there is a single color field those particular color receptors become tired and only one set of color receptors is in effect.  As soon as you add a few drops of color receptors is in effect.  As soon as you add a few drops of the opposite color then the former appears more intense and satisfying.  The floral pinks are enhanced by the addition of the various bits of green.  I also enjoyed the play of words:  in glass blowing, a pontil or punty is a solid rod used for the transfer of the blown piece off of the blowpipe.