What is the antithesis of concrete? Lace would certainly qualify. What if a cinder block wall did not want to come across as hard, gray, and boring? What if it wanted to be delicate, feminine, and striking? My envy series is informed by human longings put in a new context. I believe this painting is a perfect balance of machismo and feminine. Both textures work in harmony, but are transformed. It could also be entitled “Lace that longs to be cement.” Are we ever satisfied with who we are? Unfortunately, NO.