1993, Oil on Canvas, Size: 39 x 20

As a stepdaughter, Camilla had suffered a childhood filled with anguish and sorrow. But when she dressed for the Ball, she quickly replaced her pain with pleasure. While envisioning herself dancing to the music, she became so excited that she could hardly collect her breath and her cheeks flushed with color. Luckily, her mask and feathers would hide her nerves, and her flowing dress would conceal her face powder, perfume and fairy tales. By simply putting on a costume, we can fleetingly exchange our childhood for adulthood.