For days I languish in love and sensual thoughts. The sweltering heat keeps me inside my house, musing over photographs from the past, evoking laughter and tears, joy and anger…love and passion. Sickness grips me for weeks, months on end yet, there is a sweet languor about the days that have produced strength and resolve in my mind. Just what an artist needs – a cocoon of dreamy space to weave around the heart – secret desires and conversations of love and living and life…in time she will emerge.
Photo: The Grand Odalisque by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, oil on canvas, Paris/Louvre