should be a category on Jeopardy......strings, hair, thread, and, yes, vines. I have painted many tangled vines before and find a special delight in it, actually. It appeals to my sense of hidden rhythms and puzzle solving as far as prioritizing. If all of the pieces/parts are equally described, the work becomes very difficult to read visually. In "Pepper Party", I subdued the leaves and the vines, for the most part, even though they are oh-so-appealing in order to give dominance to the peppers themselves. Still a tangle. But then, I also like frayed things, things marred by age and plants and bushes grown a bit out of control. I like the wildness. Wabi Sabi.