For my first piece for Illustration Friday I present: a slightly unfinished piece. All the paper bits are cut, but nothing has actually been glued down yet. Sorry about the digicam shot-it loses a bit of color and definition. Hopefully I'll have this image replaced with the finished piece when I get a new scanner. The mechanical flower seemed like a good match for the theme of "opposites". It's an idea that I haven't used for ages and have been looking for an opportunity to get back to. I experimented with it a bit here, cutting the majority out of one piece of paper. I almost inverted the image (and may someday still), with the olive green being the background and most of the flower being white. Until I realized that there would be dozens of microscopic flower pieces floating around. Enjoy.