Continued exploration of religious iconography and the language of the Vanitas developed into a series of works that explored the Rose Window and in particular the design era known as the Flamboyant Gothic.
Following an invitation to make a new work for an exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York for 'Slash, Paper under the Knife' in 2009, I created a series of designs that led to a motif using a pentagon.
This was then incorporated into a design featuring Golden Lily by William Morris & Co. Cut out of several layers using the rose as a mask and allowing the pattern to grow around the forced rectangle and geometries.
John Calvin's five points, represented by the acronym T.U.L.I.P, became the central motif for a group of diptychs. Each work makes a visual connection to the core message and a corresponding illustration from Gustav Doré's Bible.