Spring Bride and Her Maids is a mixed media work rendered in nail polish and embellished with nail jewels. Three miniature canvases measuring (from left to right) 2" wide x 2" high, 2" wide x 3" high, and 2" wide x 2" high are affixed to a 12" wide x 10" high sheet of decorative paper, which in turn is affixed to a 12" wide x 10" high sheet of picture frame glass. The entire composition is held within a repurposed 12" wide x 10" high metallic silver-coated, dull-brushed frame. The frame has a black velvet easel backing, and an attached hanger for portrait wall display.


The three canvases are titled, left to right: Kate's Bridesmaid, May Bride of Sephora, and Kate's Other Bridesmaid.  The name "Sephora", believe it or not, isn't a nod to the the French multinational beauty supplier. Sephora is a Hebrew name meaning "a bird", and is derived from the old Hebrew name "Zipporah". Check it out: https://www.babynames.com/name/sephora. My use of the name is a nod to the Midianite woman Moses married. Spring Bride and Her Maids is a one-of-a-kind work, inspired by the nail technicians behind all of those fashionably adorned finger tips, fully capable of surpassing traditionally recognized art techniques with the stroke of a polish brush.

Spring Bride and Her Maids

  • Care Instructions

    This is a one-of-a-kind work. While the easel stand on the back of the frame is the only moving part, deliberate care is needed. If the work needs cleaning, use a soft, damp cloth to gently wipe the surface of the miniature canvases. If dust accumulates between the canvases, use a small, flat brush to gently sweep around the edges. Do not use detergents or cleansers, and do not submerge in liquid. Display in an area where activity is low; due to the mini canvases slightly protruding past the thickness of the frame, an impact may result in damage and/or injury.