Reacting with Paint to the Notre Dame Fire

April 22, 2019

Reacting with Paint to the Notre Dame Fire

On the day of the Notre Dame fire, I was in my studio. I was working on some new paintings about growth, renewal, and gardens (more on those coming soon), but all I could think about was that beautiful cathedral burning in Paris. It was gut-wrenching to think that one of the cultural treasures of our civilization might not survive. 
I set aside the delicate green and pink panels I had underway and made the painting you see above. 
I’m so happy that Notre Dame will be rebuilt. For me, this painting will always be a reminder of my in-the-moment response to the destruction of beauty. 

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