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"L.C Armstrong depicts a natural utopia but 
one that has been tainted. Recalling the 
exotic, sinuous and erotically charged floral 
studies of the 19th-century painter Martin J. 
Heade, she creates a paradise of hothouse 
flowers in luscious acrylic colors glistening
beneath layers of resin. But it is Eden after 
the fall. The stems of the flowers, dark and 
hairy looking have been made with real 
bomb fuses which Armstrong ignites to 
produce burn marks on the surface of the 
canvases. The marred plant life suggests a 
ruined ecosystem, a 21st-century view of a
malevolent romantic landscape."

Elizabeth Hayt 
(excerpted form "Nature Painting That Looks Unnatural" 
The New York Times, October 15, 2000)