When Connie’s friend, Katrina, sent out the invitation to participate in her Octopus and Mermaids show, what spoke to her was Katrina’s mention of lore and legends and, of course; Fortuna, the Fortune Telling Machine.

This was a kick in the pants and an opportunity to take the thoughts that had been rolling around in her head and create the works that Connie had been envisioning for some time. The work deals with her inward search and the external forces that she ponders and searches out.

Connie is always searching; searching for answers, truths, information. This piece is part of a triptych that she created representing the two sides of the external search. Notice the antique mirror, spotted and tarnished reflecting outward. As far as Connie’s depiction of the occult, she has always been in search of any way to reach the truth.