ABOUT THIS PAINTING
Historical Moment depicts a young woman gazing at the ocean while an oil tanker slips from view. Hanging on her wall is a framed quilt, an interpretation of the American flag by the famous African American quiltmaker Arcola Pettway. Using her quilt in my painting is an attempt to honor the beauty, presence, and priceless contributions of Black Americans. On the small table, I painted a Native American clay vessel that I own. It references the beauty and serenity that native cultures have bestowed upon my life and is an allusion to the (still) pending reconciliation of the methods of this nation’s founding.
Historical Moment is now showing at Sue Greenwood Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA. It’s part of my new show titled Straight to the Heart and I’ll be at the Artist’s Reception on December 2nd, from 6 – 9 pm. Hope you can make it out to see all 10 paintings in the show.