Bali 702: Meringue For Julia
When Julia Child’s husband Paul designed their Cambridge MA kitchen, a special shade of blue-green was chosen but no record of the color was found. When the kitchen was recreated at the Smithsonian, Benjamin Moore Bali 702 was judged to be the closest and was used. This piece pays tribute to my real-life hero and her non-minimalist kitchen where she changed the food trajectory in this country and brought so much joy to so many people. Her favorite dessert was “”Floating Island,”” hence the meringue reference, although I doubt that hers were ever anything but white most pristine.
My art is conceptual, expressionist, and generally non-representational. I revel in color, texture, movement, and shape; and take joy when all of those somehow coalesce into a painting that’s fun to look at. I make no social statements and don’t try to persuade a viewer about much of anything. Now that’s not to say that I don’t want to evoke a response, which I very much do; the response I hope to elicit is one of “”Wow,”” in the most positive sense of “”Wowfulness.”