Tessa is the partner acrylic painting to Lauren, also measuring 36 in W x 36 in H.  The garden space is one I grew and watched grow, much like my nieces.  I feel their light, and friendship, even while they are engaged within their own spaces, thoughts, and emotional ties.  Every time I draw or paint the human figure, I understand this life more deeply and feel blessed to have investigated it through these people I love.  Interestingly enough, love grows in the process of making, for those that I did not know prior to sitting down with as much as those I know well.