With the unsettling time we are living in due to the current COVID-19 crisis, I am returning to a subject I love, water lilies, painting a larger series of works. The title of each painting in the series reflects how I am feeling during this unprecedented time and how I feel while I’m in the process of creation. The beautiful, calming subject matter puts my mind at ease and while working on them I lose myself into a meditative state. In many ancient cultures, the water lily symbolizes rebirth and peace. I’m conscious of this working on this series, and it is my hope as we come out on the other side of this global pandemic, we have renewed hope for a better future.