this series began with the first painting on view, "explosion on the bar". it was inspired by an absolutely stunning and enormous flower arrangement on the bar at a friend's evening birthday party. in the twinkly candle light at the party, these flowers seemed to explode. i couldn't get over how gorgeous the arrangement was and came home and painted this piece the next day. what followed was this series which is about finding beauty in the darkness. the global political situation has been particularly distressing this year and painting these "glimmers" has helped me cope.