Artists are partners -- at work and in love

  • Frances Trombly, baby Penelope and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova sit on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • Frances Trombly weaves fabric on a loom. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova's A Mirrored Wall COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova uses the computer in his studio with the help of Penelope. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ

  • Frances Trombly's Rope, 2009 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova slides on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects, while Frances Trombly holds baby Penelope nearby. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Frances Trombly's Mop, detail, 2008 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Baby Penelope takes a nap as her parents, artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, conduct business at their studio space in the Miami Design District. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Frances Trombly's Box (Broward Paper and Packaging), detail, 2008 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Baby Penelope takes a nap as her parents, artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, work at their studio space in the Miami Design District. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova's A Useless Door COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Baby Penelope takes a nap as her parents, artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, work at their studio space in the Miami Design District. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Frances Trombly's Random Receipts, detail, 2007 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova lies on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects, while Frances Trombly holds baby Penelope nearby. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova's An Upended Lamp COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova sits on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Frances Trombly's Thinking of Things, May 2008, at David Castillo Gallery COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova play with baby Penelope on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova's A Gated Space for One, 2006 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Artist Frances Trombly takes a look at some of her art work on the floor of the studio space she shares with her partner, Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova, in the Miami Design District. Their six-month-old daughter Penelope takes a nap nearby. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • A detail of art work by artist Frances Trombly using needlepoint to create a series of shopping receipts. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Frances Trombly works on her needlepoint art project while her daughter Penelope plays nearby. Their dog Mowgli naps in the foreground. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova's A Folded Bed COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Frances Trombly works on her needlepoint art project while her daughter Penelope plays nearby. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Frances Trombly's Swings, 2009 COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova play with baby Penelope on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova's An Inaccessible Gazebo COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY

  • Artists Frances Trombly and Leyden Rodríguez-Casanova play with baby Penelope on his Uneven Floor at the Locust Projects. BARBARA P. FERNANDEZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD