Red House is a pastel drawing measuring 94 1/2 in. H x 48 1/4 in. W and created in 2013-2014. Pastel by its nature is both fragile and strong with rich pigment that contrasts with its powdery, changeable nature. Putting it on paper reaffirms both its power and fragility, making it particularly appealing. I correlate these tactile qualities with the ideas of loss and permanence found within home.