New York City
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“Bright / Fight / Light”
Acrylic on canvas
30” x 30” x 2”
Artist Statement: My inspiration for this piece for Randi came from her incredible outlook on life after getting 2 cancer diagnoses -- that you just have to move forward and live life to the fullest, and that after a storm is when God delivers a rainbow. This made me think about how a rainbow is formed when sunlight hits the drops of rain and light is reflected off of them creating a beautiful spectrum of colors, and this became the literal and metaphorical foundation for my painting. I painted layer upon layer of a variety of rich pearlescent acrylics using a lot of pink, Randi's favorite color, then used 'raindrops' of paint and round sun and firework type images, full of life and energy, to embody Randi's invincible spirit and her bright positive outlook. Randi is the epitome of strength: a graceful prize-fighter who has achieved some seriously difficult knock-outs! It was a pleasure making this piece for her and the title came to me very clearly -- "Bright/ Fight/ Light."