Lightning Bug

“Lightning Bug” 2014


i started the above colorfield painting in 2014, a beautiful piece; however, in need of additional context.  i set it aside until this year (2016) and decided to add a figure, based on a Picasso image.  She, this classical Greek figure, has a “see thru” appearance, as if she were inside of someone’s dream.  The painting is upside down from the previous configuration.  The background dark colors blend in a night-time palette and the flecks of light remind me of the “lightning bugs” we used to catch in glass jars as children.  Past meets present.  i had renamed the bottom final image as “Venus” in some of my writing, but now believe it should remain “Lightning Bug.”

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