This past week a local radio host brought up the subject of Hurricane Rita and how some people have forgotten about the damage Hurricane Rita did to Louisiana. Five years ago I was toying with returning home. But with Hurricane Rita on the way, roads were closed into New Orleans. By this point I had already visited many of the art museums in Memphis. So, I searched for places to go in Nashville.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
I made a day trip to Nashville to see several art exhibitions. One place I traveled to was Cheekwood. It is an art museum and botanical garden. While exploring the gardens there, I visited a Japanese Garden. In it was a corridor with walls of dark green bamboo. Following my day trip I created this painting.
This painting was a turning point for my series. Something clicked while I was painting this one. Not only was I inspired to finish it. But suddenly I had ideas for more paintings.