I was inspired to do this piece by a recent trip to the Getty Villa, built to replicate a Roman villa by John Paul Getty to house his collection of antiquities. It is a wonderful space to spend time with ancient art. One of the rooms in the Villa is called the basilica, which, in ancient times was constructed as part of a private house used for gatherings or worship. The vaulted ceiling of the basilica at the villa is decorated with intricate stuccowork patterns modeled after a house in Pompeii. For this piece I used texture paste and a fabulous stencil from StampersAnonymous and Tim Holtz (THS032). I experimented with some shading with marker which I hope to post later.