Seattle III, triptych, 48×24+60+24, March 21
This is the first triptych I painted, ever. I didn’t want it to be as if a continuous painting was cut into three, rather I imagined a sandwich, in which the thick middle part is full of juicy everything, and the sides are the adorning slices of buttered-toasted bread, complementing it, framing it from sides, allowing the big middle piece to attract the attention and be the central anchor. It is based on a photo I took of a public garden in Seattle, WA in August 2009. Right by the Space Needle lies a small, beautiful little garden, the beauty of which surpasses all other gardens I have ever seen with my own eyes.