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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.


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