L. C. Armstrong (American, b. 1954) is best known for ethereal landscapes created with thin layers of acrylic paint, illuminating sunsets and flowers alike to convey a sense of spirituality. By transforming ordinary subjects into fantastic ones, she envisions magical realist scenes where monkeys swing from flower stems and giraffes feast on petals. Her use of shifting scale furthers the feeling that her flora and fauna (Homo sapiens included) exist in another realm. All is not sweetness and light, though. The artist has used bomb fuses in her resin-coated works, and especially in regard to species juxtaposition, she comments on the state of our existence, both physical and metaphysical. Armstrong’s art has been exhibited around the world and resides in many permanent collections.