10. The Flower Girl.

The Flower Girl , 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

The Flower Girl, 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches

Here's another new painting that will be included in my October solo exhibition at Angela King Gallery in New Orleans.

Over the course of my career children have often appeared as protagonists in my paintings. I am fascinated by how oblivious they can be to the consequences of their actions, especially when innocently going after the things they want. In this case, a little girl is alone with a pair of clippers in a rose garden. The idea of making a dress from the blooming flowers occurs to her and she immediately and joyfully acts on that impulse. The fruition of her desire is both creative and destructive at the same time.

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