I was invited to create a work for Pennants and Pizazz for the 2016 FestivAll in Charleston, WV. The idea behind this piece has to do with the memory of someone after they are gone. I was interested in capturing an essence of someone's life that made an impression on another person.
Although the overarching idea stems from a place of personal loss, this particular image is based on a photograph of the actress Loretta Young. I had recently read a book about her life and was inspired by her ability to experience disappointment and loss while keeping her spirit intact.