Perhaps subtitled: The heart grows wings. Dancing is one of my favorite activities – a treasured form of self-expression and release. I created this painting in the middle of watching the beautiful and inspiring film “Billy Elliot.” After a dance audition, a woman asks the young boy “What does it feel like when you dance?” I’ve painted what it feels like to me and transcribed his words, (almost?) exactly:
Like I’m a bird. Like I’m flying. Like electricity. Like … I disappear.
this piece was created dec 4, 2017