Catching the Light, 2003
Oil, alkyd on gessoed panel
Original available: 29" x 48"
Also available as LE giclée on canvas, and open edition Art Print
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I was a tom-boy growing up in suburban Chicago, and so was my cousin Marilyn who lived about a mile away. My aunt's first husband was the brother of a Chicago White Sox player, so baseball was "in the family."
During summer vacation, Marilyn and I played baseball on the empty corner lot that her family owned next door to their house. The lot was a perfect playing field—a half block long, with a running border of neatly trimmed hedge defining the property and our field of play. She and I were very good players, and each of us was the captain of the two teams we assembled from kids in the neighborhood.
When I prepared the sketch of the yellow lily for the original painting "Catching the Light," there was something about how the lily opened and stretched forth that reminded me of playing baseball on a summer's afternoon. I recalled those times when I would reach up to catch a hard hit flyball. It was more an act of faith and instinct than skill to stretch out my arm as far as I could to catch the ball...and somehow, there it would be...in my mitt.
I gave the lily that same stretching gesture, that same reaching in faith and by instinct for the sunlight.
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