This painting is an amalgam of different reference material. I made use of late medieval painting reproductions, three of my children posed at different times as I worked out the composition in with preliminary drawings. I also simply invented details in the painting both in the young woman and in the landscape back ground. The still life in the foreground was almost entirely painted from what I set up in the studio and observed. All these different sources coming together create for me a peculiar blend that results in an image that hovers between observable reality and reality dreamed of imagined. This is my attempt to knit the mundane with the supernatural, the physical with the mystical.