This ink drawing & photo composite from my most recent project "Layering a Life" takes me back to a hot summer's day in the 1990s. I had hiked into the woods and was sitting on a decomposing tree trunk when I heard a soft rustling sound beneath me. I leaned down and peered inside the hollow log on which I was seated. There I saw a butterfly laboriously working its way out of a chrysalis. For timeless time, I watched in awe as this beautiful creature pushed its way free, then carefully dried its wings before fluttering off into the depths of the forest. 

This ink drawing & photo composite from my most recent project "Layering a Life" takes me back to a hot summer's day in the 1990s. I had hiked into the woods and was sitting on a decomposing tree trunk when I heard a soft rustling sound beneath me. I leaned down and peered inside the hollow log on which I was seated. There I saw a butterfly laboriously working its way out of a chrysalis. For timeless time, I watched in awe as this beautiful creature pushed its way free, then carefully dried its wings before fluttering off into the depths of the forest. 

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Patricia Lay-Dorsey
LAYERING A LIFE
TEA FOR TWO
FALLING INTO PLACE: SELF PORTRAITS
THEY CALL ME GRANDMA TECHNO
DETROIT IS ITS PEOPLE
THE BLUE MIRROR PROJECT
THE SPACE BETWEEN
JUST ANOTHER MARRIED COUPLE
DETROIT'S YOUNG MUSICIANS
ACTIVE ELDERS
OCCUPY DETROIT PHOTO ALBUM
DUALITIES
WINTER NUDES
EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATONS