All of these paintings were painted in the months leading up to my thirtieth birthday.
They signal a time of reflection and transformation, a time of discovering and honoring my own rhythms as an artist.
The process of creating them was truly joyous: I enthusiastically painted and danced around my studio to
the sounds of African drumming and swing music. I was quite literally "painting the town red!"
The paintings were part of a solo exhibition entitled Blue Eyes Snap Like Fire.
The show's title and the names of many of the paintings were taken from a poem entitled
This Is What She Loved by my friend Debra Horowitz. Debra had given me the poem as a gift
and I was immediately inspired by her beautifully seductive use of language. If my paintings
could talk, they would speak her poem --- it poignantly captures my imagery in words.