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.