A few years ago, I lived in the Fremont district of Seattle. Every year there is
a large eclectic parade celebrating the summer solstice.
As part of the parade, troupes of belly dancers of every size and age, dressed
in costumes of brilliant color swirl by. As I watched, a three year old child ran
out into the midst of the twirling skirts, jingling coins and chains and flowing
She was no more than waist high and the skirts enveloped her in a whirl of color
and movement. I wondered what it would be like to see the dancers from her
perspective, so I focused the paintings as if I was three feet tall.
I used this point of view to focus on the visual ideas of color, texture, transparency
And so this series of paintings was started based on the vantage point of a three
year old child caught up in the vivid whirl of the dance.
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