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Shantavia Beale II


Honeysuckle, William Morris

Honeysuckle, 1883, May Morris, British, 1862- 1938, wallpaper. © public domain.

In this painting and the rest of the An Economy of Grace series, Wiley explores ideas of beauty through both female subjects as well as vivid floral backgrounds. In Shantavia Beale II, Wiley recreates a more boldly colored version of 19th-century British textile designer and artist William Morris’ Honeysuckle wallpaper print.