Spirit of the Hive
2004, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 48”, by Jenny Badger Sultan
This was the very first of my large grid paintings. I painted the hexagon grid very loosely [compare with later grids like Breath of the Compassionate or Stories from the Underground] and then began to lay in color, texture, and gestural marks intuitively. A few images crept in, including the eye which hinted at the spirit at the heart of the hive.